MainOne Cable System to connect Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire

Orange Telecoms, along with its West African Affiliates Sonatel and Orange Cote d’Ivoire have confirmed the landing of the MainOne submarine cable systems in both Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire in September and October 2019 respectively. 

The CEO of MainOne, Funke Opeke, “MainOne is committed to leading the digital transformation across West Africa, driving economic growth and development by enabling and empowering the ecosystem through affordable and ubiquitous connectivity. We are determined ultimately to improve the digital services of the region and today marks the realization of that journey for Senegal with the landing of the Submarine cable which will drive substantial impact on both GDP and employment”. 

However, the CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, Alioune Ndiaye explained that “Africa is experiencing a rapid technological evolution with mobile broadband connectivity enabling a tech ecosystem. Orange, as part of its multi-service strategy, is an important partner in the continent’s digital transformation as demonstrated by our continuous investment. Through the partnership with MainOne, we expect to see improved high speed and affordable broadband services in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire that will reinforce connectivity and guarantee reliable access to global broadband networks.”