The Regional Executive of MainOne a data centre, Kazeem Oladepo had revealed that the company is set to land and launch services in Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire by October 2019.
This statement came after issuance of a submarine cable landing license to MainOne by the government of Cote D’Ivoire
The data centre and landing station will provide the necessary infrastructure to support the growth of the broadband ecosystem in Cote D’Ivoire and the Francophone region, improve Internet access in the region, reduce bandwidth prices and make digital services more accessible.
“By investing in this infrastructure, we hope to bring meaningful and much-needed technology solutions to businesses and enable them in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency through dedicated and reliable connectivity services. We are prepared to collaborate with operators to expand capacity in Cote D’Ivoire and neighboring countries to enhance regional integration and global access,” he continued.
The strategic location of the data centre in the Grand-Bassam technology free trade zone, VITIB, will further strengthen the digital ecosystem in the zone, and attract more businesses and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the region.
MainOne is committed to deepening broadband access across West Africa via fibre infrastructure and data centers. With service delivery in 10 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroun, Benin, Niger, Senegal and Chad.
AfricaNews24 reports that MainOne operates up to 10Tbps international submarine cable system which guarantees highly reliable connectivity to support the growing demand for Internet access and bandwidth-intensive applications such as eCommerce, Content providers, OTT players and electronic banking and payment services.