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Main One cable goes live

July 5, 2010 • Top Stories

Main One Cable landing (image credit: Main One)

Main One has launched its services commercially. The company’s 1,920 Gbps, 7000 kilometres long, submarine fibre optic cable system links West Africa to Europe.
In a statement, Main One announced the completion and inauguration of the cable which has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco, Senegal, Canary Islands and Ivory Coast.
This Day reports that the cable will deliver unprecedented broadband capacity to West Africa, more than 10 times what is currently available.
According to the statement, “Main One is poised to champion a communications revolution in Africa impacting businesses, governments and individuals by providing higher bandwidth and exceptional speeds at a lower cost.
Chairman, Main One Cable Company, Fola Adeola, according to the statement, described the feat as historic.
He stated :”Today is a historic day for West Africa. The arrival of the Main One cable proves that much good can be done by Africans for Africans. We are pleased to realise the fruit of our dedication and commitment in the past 30 months.
“More importantly, we are happy to be a channel for driving growth in Africa and changing the status quo for the average African as reliable internet connectivity becomes easily accessible and affordable for all”

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