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MainOne cable accelerates Nigeria’s broadband

July 13, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

MainOne has assisted Nigeria to accelerate their network infrastructure

MainOne, a submarine cable system, has assisted Nigeria to accelerate the country’s Internet penetration and network infrastructure.

During the broadband cable’s one-year anniversary celebration, Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the undersea cable operator may bring about greater broadband development in the African country on the heels of the commission’s strategy.

“We are confident that our ongoing broadband plans and initiatives will benefit from these international services promoted by indigenous investors and entrepreneurs and managed by indigenous experts,” says Juwah.

Juwah says the MainOne cable is making West Africa a global telecommunications highway.

“You may all be aware that for many years, this sub-region (West Africa) has waited to be delivered from the clutches of SAT3, the only existing, but unreliable submarine cable facility in the region, whose tariffs were also a big challenge,” says Juwah.

“While it may not be appropriate to draw conclusions and comparison with other operators after a year in service, it is still important that such benchmarks and operational policies that give emphasis to quality consumer experience and quick response to all consumer issues must be recommended to all the operators, irrespective of the type of services rendered,” says Juwah.

David Eto

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