Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MainOne introduces Partner Advantage

Main One Cable Company has given a boost to its offering by introducing Partner Advantage Programme for customers on its platform.

Chief executive officer, Ms Funke Opeke said that the submarine network cable unveiled a new customer incentive plan, Partner Advantage Programme in Lagos, aimed at enabling existing and new customers to increase their broadband capacity subscriptions and provide benefits for incremental subscriptions.

She said the programme is also aimed at cultivating closer relationships between Main One and existing partners as well as service providers seeking to connect to the Main One network by collaborating together on business solutions for the customers of the partners.

Opeke noted that in continuous effort to lead the availability of uninterrupted high quality broadband capacity, her firm is pleased to introduce a new partner incentive platform to provide resellers in Nigeria with an opportunity to sell high quality broadband solutions which guarantee an increase in business opportunities for both Main One and its partners.

“The Partner Advantage Programme will give our partners the flexibility to target and simplify access to the resources required for new products and services,” she assured.

Further, Opeke said that demand for highly secure, high bandwidth network capacity from different categories of customers is motivating Main One to deploy additional service platforms and partner incentive programmes to encourage its partners to help push for better Internet penetration in Nigeria, which today stands at roughly 13 per cent.

However, she lamented the poor level of broadband internet access in Nigeria and called for closer collaboration between the government and service providers to bridge the gap.

She recommended the development of a national broadband strategy by the government with input by industry players as a way of charting a roadmap for sustainable broadband growth in Nigeria.

Before now, Main One had on July 2010, switched on its 1,920 Gbps, 7,000 kilometers long, submarine fiber optic cable system linking West Africa to Europe. The cable, which has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast, delivers unprecedented broadband capacity to West Africa, more than ten times what was available.

A wholly African and the first privately submarine cable, MainOne cable has landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal.

Remmy Nweke
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