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MainOne and Facebook announce open-access fiber network in Nigeria

MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in Edo and Ogun States, two of Nigeria’s fastest growing states

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has announced a metro fiber infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria, with support from Facebook. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this project, MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in…

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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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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…

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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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    • 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…