MTN Nigeria rolls out services with WACS
MTN Nigeria has started making use of the West African Cable System (WACS) cable by launching a range of services running on the high-capacity submarine cable. The services are managed by MTN Business and will provide high quality, low latency Internet access to wholesalers such as ISPs, Internet bandwidth resellers and carriers, as well as mobile users across the country.
“MTN has the unique advantage of a pre-existing extensive terrestrial Internet Protocol (IP) and broadband backbone infrastructure, enabling us to deliver high grade and highly available Internet capacity to anywhere and everywhere in Nigeria,” said Babatunde Osho, chief enterprise solutions officer for MTN.
Osho added that the making use of the WACS cable will allow Internet users and businesses to boost their current Internet connections, as many businesses require more bandwidth, compared to a couple of years ago.
According to The Vanguard, “the 17,200 km submarine cable system which MTN was said to have committed over $100m, takes its course from Europe through West Africa to South Africa.
It has 15 established terminal stations along its route, including Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Congo and Namibia. Incidentally these are countries where MTN has roots.”
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor