French Telecoms company, Orange and leading West African connectivity and data centre services provider, MainOne have partnered to construct and install two new branches and stations.
The investment partnership will see the telecommunications giants co-invest in new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal, and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
With the new cable connection, several countries in West Africa will benefit from better connectivity, lower prices and access to new services.
Orange will benefit from multiple terabytes per second of additional bandwidth for the development of fixed and mobile data in Africa to meet the increasing demands for Internet access via 3G and 4G network.
More specifically, the cable extension is an opportunity to improve connectivity and offer a broader range of services for both Orange Côte d’Ivoire & Senegal’s Sonatel.
In addition, neighbouring countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Mauritania will benefit from enhanced capacity.
However, the amount Orange is investing in the project is yet to be disclosed. MainOne had hinted on plans to raise $300 million to finance its expansion in the sub-region.
MainOne is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa.
Since its launch in 2010, MainOne has developed a reputation for highly reliable services to become the preferred provider of wholesale Internet services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, large enterprises, and educational institutions in West Africa.
MainOne’s world-class submarine cable system running down the coast of West Africa, state of the art IP NGN network, growing regional and metro terrestrial fiber optic networks, and data center facilities enable broadband services for businesses needing online connectivity solutions in West Africa.
The MainOne Submarine Cable System links West Africa with Europe, bringing ultra-fast broadband in the region. It runs from Seixal in Portugal through Accra in Ghana to Lagos in Nigeria, with a capacity to land branches in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal, and Cote D’Ivoire.