Tata Communications forays into Nigerian video market

Technology & Convergence

India’s leading telephony provider Tata Communications has extended its Video Connect Network (VCN) to Nigeria through a partnership with Main One Cable Company, Nigeria’s premier provider of broadband internet services. 

A statement issued by Main One said the VCN service will allow broadcast and production companies in Nigeria to distribute their live content worldwide as well as enhance international broadcasters’ reach into this key emerging region.

“Following increasing demand for high-quality video capability in and out of Nigeria, Tata Communications, in partnership with Main One, connects its global video network to an expansive local fibre network, creating a dedicated video network connecting to key broadcasters as well as production and post-production houses in Africa,” the statement added. 

It said VCN offers new levels of scalability and bandwidth supported by Tata Communications’ round-the-world, wholly-owned, sub-sea fibre network and Main One’s cable between Europe and West Africa. 

The statement said video content transfer can be purchased on a permanent or per-hour basis, opening up new opportunities for Nigerian companies through flexible payment options. The network can carry both live and file-based content. Seamless worldwide transmission is now possible through 300-plus connected media hotspots, including key cable and Direct-to-Home (DTH) headends, as well as production and post-production houses around the world.