MainOne Cable, a Nigerian broadband-data company, intends to extend its West African operations to cater the increasing demand for connectivity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
MainOne operates an undersea cable connecting West Africa to the rest of the world, will complete a data node in Ghana by the first quarter of 2021 and will build another in Burkina Faso.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne Cable, Funke Opeke, “The Covid-19 pandemic reinforced the significance of data centers. We witnessed an increase in the uptake of cloud, co-location and connectivity services by a high number of customers.”
The Lagos-based firm is a broadband infrastructure company providing innovative telecoms services and network solutions across West Africa. Since its launch in 2010, MainOne has developed a reputation for providing highly reliable services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, small to large enterprises, and educational institutions in West Africa. MainOne also owns a data centre subsidiary, MDXi which builds and operates Tier III data centres across West Africa. New centers are also planned for Mali and Niger.