Main One to Begin Commercial Rollout in Nigeria on July 1


Submarine cable company Main One, which has licences to land in Ghana and Nigeria, said it has completed the landing processes and would begin commercial service next month.

Main One Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke, announced this last Wednesday at the Second West African Information and Communications Technology Congress (WAFICT 2010) in Lagos, said phase one of the submarine cable project from Accra, Ghana to Lagos, Nigeria has been completed and that the company had begun trial testing of all its equipment, with a sure date of rolling out services in Ghana and Nigeria on July 1, the same day that the cable would land the shores of Lagos and Accra.

She said the landing of Main One submarine cable would provide full connectivity that would double what is currently available in Nigeria and that it would impact positively on businesses and reduce cost of bandwidth to a great extent. Speaking on further benefits of the expected submarine cable, Opeke said it would increase access to internet, facilitate fast broadband deployment, in addition to having a strong partnership between national and local service providers.