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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

MainOne Cable upgrades infrastructure to meet growing demands

Main One Cable Company has upgraded its network infrastructure to meet the growing bandwidth demands.

The upgrade is for the lit capacity on its undersea fibre optic cable system with an additional 20 Gigabit Per Second (Gbps) between Lagos, Nigeria and Seixal Portugal, with deployment of an additional bank of 10 Gbps wavelengths ready for implementation on demand.

A press statement endorsed by Ms Jumoke Akande of Main One Cable Company and Courtney McDaniel of TE SubCom and made available to ITRealms Online, indicated that the upgrade was necessary to meet the growing demand for bandwidth on the Main One network.

This upgrade, they said, is the third capacity advancement of the network since Main One’s launch in June 2010.
According to them, with this upgrade, Main One is positioned as the undersea cable system carrier with the highest lit capacity in West Africa, with over 12 times the capacity of the incumbent operator and higher than other existing and planned operators.

The chief executive officer, MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke,  was quoted as saying they are growing the lit capacity on the network to accommodate the ever growing demand for the region’s Internet and international plus cross border transport capacity services.

“This reinforces our position as the leading provider of wholesale Internet and transmission services to meet the expectations of our customers,” she said.

The capacity upgrade, she noted was seamlessly executed by Main One’s Network Planning and Implementation team in conjunction with TE SubCom, Main One’s submarine cable system supplier and Business Unusual Limited, Infrastructure Project Managers.

The Vice President, Sales for TE SubCom, Mr. Michael Rieger, said they were  honored to have originally constructed Main One's world class network and to be a part of its continuing expansion.

“Main One's substantial increase in demand demonstrates their continued customer growth and we are pleased they have chosen us as supplier of this important upgrade,” he said.

ITRealms Online recollects that Main One is wholly African and is the first privately owned submarine network cable in West Africa with initial landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal and seeks to deliver its cable system on time and within budget.

Remmy Nweke
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