MainOne’s submarine cable ready for service in Côte d’Ivoire

18 February 2020

MainOne, a provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in west Africa, said its submarine cable in Côte d’Ivoire is live and ready for service.

The company added that the project is notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum-sharing capabilities.

It also said the new service will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region.

The network will maintain direct connections to various regional and global internet exchanges including the Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN), Ghanaian Internet Exchange (GIX).

It will do likewise with Europe’s London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMSIX).

MainOne said its network will deliver affordable and scalable broadband services, together with secured and reliable solutions, providing support services for service providers in Cote d’Ivoire.

This, it added, will offer optimised internet connectivity for business, as well as providing point-to-point International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC) communication services for businesses and enterprises, riding on its submarine cable along west Africa to the rest of the world.