MainOne, a provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced that its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service.
The project, notable, says MainOne, for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum-sharing capabilities, will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region.
The network will maintain direct connections to various regional and global internet exchanges including the Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN), Ghanaian Internet Exchange (GIX), London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMSIX).
The company says its network will deliver affordable and scalable broadband services, together with secured and reliable solutions, providing support services for service providers in Cote d’Ivoire. This will offer optimized internet connectivity for business, as well as providing point-to-point International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) communication services for businesses and enterprises, riding on its submarine cable along West Africa to the rest of the world.
MainOne has also announced the availability of its Cote d’Ivoire Data Centre facility, built to Tier III standards, to address the needs of corporate clients, public institutions and service providers for shared services.
MainOne’s submarine cable was the first private subsea cable to deliver open-access, broadband capacity to West Africa in 2010. The MainOne system traverses the coast of West Africa with fully operational landing stations from Seixal in Portugal through Accra in Ghana to Lagos in Nigeria. Recent branches are Dakar, Senegal and Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire. Additional branching units in Morocco and Tenerife have yet to be connected.