By Prince Osuagwu
In line with its commitment to providing quality services to its growing customers, one of Nigeria â€™s telecommunications companies, Etisalat has signed up with Main One Company Limited; to take advantage of the cable companyâ€™s recently launched submarine fibre optic cable on its network.
Etisalat is now one of the first telecommunications companies in the country to sign up with the company whose vision is to expand the much needed broadband capacity on the African continent and reduce costs of broadband communications across the Continent.
Main One has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco , Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast . The cable will deliver unprecedented broadband capacity to West Africa ; more than ten times what is currently available.
Speaking on the deal, Etisalat CEO Steven Evans said that the submarine cable system is set to revolutionize the telecommunications industry in Nigeria as well as in Africa .
For him, â€œthis latest revolution will enable us deliver top quality broadband data solutions to our growing millions of customers across Nigeria . We are delighted to be one of the first companies to sign up to the cable. It is consistent with our commitment to always deliver quality service to our customers using latest cutting-edge technology.â€
He explained that the submarine fibre optic cable will go a long way to enhance Etisalatâ€™s broadband capacity thus leading to improved data services.
Main One Cable Company Limited is the first wholly African submarine cable company offering open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa . It is the first privately owned submarine network cable in West Africa to go live. Main Oneâ€™s vision is to expand much needed capacity on the African continent while reducing costs of broadband communications across the Continent.
With landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco , Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast , the cable will deliver unprecedented broadband capacity to West Africa , more than ten times what is currently available. With its cable system now turned on, Main One is poised to champion a communications revolution in Africa impacting businesses, governments and individuals by providing higher bandwidth and exceptional speeds at a lower cost.