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TE SubCom chosen to extend MainOne Cable System to francophone region

New landings designated for 7,000km submarine communications cable stretching from Portugal to West Africa

TE SubCom (http://www.TE.com/global-en/industries/subsea-communications.html), a TE Connectivity Ltd (http://www.TE.com/) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has secured a contract from leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne(http://www.MainOne.net/), to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting…

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    • L-R: Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, MainOne with Jean Luc Vuillemin, Senior Vice President, International Networks, Infrastructures and Services, Orange during a contract signing ceremony between MainOne and Orange in France… recently. MainOne and Orange have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in MainOne’s submarine cable system with joint investments in new landing stations in Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire
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MainOne and Orange ink deal to boost internet access into Francophone West Africa

More specifically, this cable extension is an opportunity to improve connectivity and offer a broader range of services for both Orange Côte d’Ivoire & Senegal’s Sonatel

French Telecoms company, Orange (www.Orange.com)  and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional…

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    • L-R: General Manager, MDXI Data Centres, Gbenga Adegbiji, receiving the Tier III Constructed Facility Certification (TCCF) foil for its Lekki Data Centre from Chief Revenue Officer, Uptime Institute, Phil Collerton during the Data Centre Dynamics Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa… recently
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MDXi joins Data Centre leaders and Uptime Institute to discuss Africa’s digital transformation

MDXi is building a Data Centre ecosystem across West Africa with investments in its Tier III Lekki Data Centre in Lagos and upcoming investments in in Sagamu - Ogun State, Accra – Ghana, Abidjan - Cote D’Ivoire and Dakar - Senegal

West Africa’s leading data centre company, MDXi (www.MDX-I.com) has reiterated the importance of edge data centres to enable African consumers enjoy improved online experiences with much reduced latency, while significantly reducing transit costs. The company’s General Manager responsible for its West African expansion, Gbenga Adegbiji quotes an ACG Research (a Telecoms…

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MainOne’s MDXI achieves TCCF… now most certified Data Center in Nigeria

MDXI’s 600 rack facility in Lekki is the premier commercial Data Center in West Africa built to meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region

MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With this new milestone, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, the…

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Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session

The Africa Panel session at ITW was sponsored by MainOne for the 7th year in a row and continues to provide a platform for players to share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges across the region with a global audience

Experts at the Africa Session of the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have described terrestrial fibre constraints as the mother of all bottlenecks hindering increased Internet penetration on the continent. During his presentation on the theme “Enabling Content on the African Continent”, Chief Executive Officer of research firm, Xalam…

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    • From left: Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, Cote D’Ivoire, Minister Bruno Koné; Member, Board of Directors, MainOne, Dapo Oshinusi and Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke receiving the license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote D’Ivoire last week
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MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

Construction of a fourth cable authorised by the government will improve the international connectivity of the country and will provide a lot more opportunities for the national market while increasing competition

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne…

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Avanti Gateway Earth Station Goes Live in MDXI data centre

Given the satellite’s footprint across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, the services provided will greatly enhance eGovernment, eLearning, eCommerce, eHealth and eBanking services in rural areas among others

MDXI (www.MDX-I.com) data centre, a subsidiary of MainOne (www.MainOne.net), has partnered with Avanti Communications Group Plc (“Avanti”) (www.AvantiPlc.com), a leading British satellite operator, to host and manage the satellite operator’s in-country Gateway Earth Station (GES). The partnership has already delivered the commissioning of Avanti’s first GES in West Africa, hosted…

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MainOne partners with West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) to boost connectivity in research and education institutions

The reliable internet connectivity solution provided by MainOne guarantees a sustainable high-capacity data network that serves higher education and research institutions across the region

Following a highly competitive and non-discriminatory bidding process involving leading communications operators in Africa, leading Connectivity and Data Center solutions provider, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has emerged winner of a 15-year contract with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net) to provide high-speed bandwidth services. WACREN, the regional…

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MainOne listed as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria

The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading communications Services Company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Center, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which…

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MainOne and Tizeti partner with Facebook to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

Internet services will be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) and Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com) today announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook (www.Facebook.com) to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. This partnership will leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi. As a result of this project, internet services…