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MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke honored with Data Centre Dynamics “Business Leader of the Year” award

Opeke was recognized for her role in leading her company, MainOne to success in West Africa, taking on the task of building a Tier III certified data centre

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne (www.MainOne.net) CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Business Leader of the Year Award recognises a company or individual who…

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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: Executive Vice President, Kwese, Ryan Solovei; Senior Vice President, Orange, Jean Luc Vuillemin; Chief Executive Officer, MTN GlobalConnect, Frederic Schepens; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke and Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, Guy Xibi during the Africa Panel Session at the International Telecoms Week held in Chicago recently (1)
    • L-R: Executive Vice President, Kwese, Ryan Solovei; Senior Vice President, Orange, Jean Luc Vuillemin; Chief Executive Officer, MTN GlobalConnect, Frederic Schepens; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke and Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, Guy Xibi during the Africa Panel Session at the International Telecoms Week held in Chicago recently (2)
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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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MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break’ campaign

The campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as the most interconnected and reliable West African data center company

West Africa’s premier Data Center solutions provider, MDXi (a MainOne company) (http://www.MDX-i.com) (www.MainOne.net) has launched an advertising campaign aimed at reinforcing the company’s position as the data center provider of choice for enterprises in the region. Tagged “Take a Break”, the campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…

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    • Managing Director of SAP West Africa, Kudzai Danha, presenting the SAP certification for Infrastructure Operations Services to Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke, during a ceremony held at SAP’s Head Office in Nigeria… today
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MainOne’s Data Center attains West Africa’s 1st SAP Outsourcing Operations Provider Certification

This new certification confirms the ability of the company to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions and recognizes the company as the region’s first SAP Certified Data Center

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), the premier connectivity and data center Solutions Company, today announced that its Data Center subsidiary, MDXi is now an SAP-certified provider of Infrastructure Services for SAP® solutions. This new certification confirms the ability of the company to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP…

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    • L-R: Chris George, Strategic Negotiator, Google; Mike van den Bergh, CMO, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Willem Marais, Group Managing Executive and CEO, Liquid Telecom SA, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Panel Session themed “Unlocking Africa’s Digital Potential” at the 2016 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Chris George, Strategic Negotiator, Google; Mike van den Bergh, CMO, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Group Managing Executive and CEO, Liquid Telecom SA, and Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Panel Session on “Unlocking Africa’s Digital Potential” at the 2016 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne hosts session on unlocking Africa’s digital potential at International Telecommunications Week

The Company hosted the Africa Panel Session attended by a mix of Africa’s leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators and a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies

For the fifth year in a row, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) continues to raise Africa’s digital profile and highlight its untapped potential at the recently concluded International Telecoms Week held in Chicago from May 8th to May 11th, 2016 (http://www.InternationalTelecomsWeek.com). The Company hosted the Africa Panel Session attended by a mix of…

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Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live…

Branch out to South-South to encourage regional development

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity…

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    • L-R: Dapo Adewole, Director, IT Transformation, Ernst & Young; Damola Solanke, Head, Technical Solutions, MainOne; Oluyomi Alarape, Business Group Director (Cloud & Enterprise), Microsoft Nigeria and Niyi Tayo, MD, Accenture Nigeria, during the joint Business Session between MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i and Microsoft on theme “Innovative Business Models: Achieving Improved Efficiency with Data Center Services”… in Lagos recently
    • L-R: Okey Iroegbu, Head, IT Delivery, Stanbic IBTC; Bunmi Ogun, Head, Enterprise Business, MainOne; Idris Musa, Head, Technology, Oando Plc and Damola Solanke, Head, Technical Solutions, MainOne, during the joint Business Session between MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i and Microsoft on theme “Innovative Business Models: Achieving Improved Efficiency with Data Center Services” in Lagos… recently
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MainOne, Microsoft present Data Center, Cloud Solutions at Business Seminar

Tier III rated MDX-i is the only data center colocation facility in Nigeria that has received the PCI DSS and ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications

In light of the current economic challenges facing businesses in emerging markets, MainOne (http://www.mainone.net) and Microsoft have called for the adoption of data center colocation and enterprise cloud solutions, stressing benefits that include cost savings and high availability. Speaking during a presentation at the MainOne/Microsoft Enterprise Seminar on “Innovative Business…