Main One, a Lagos-based subsea cable operator covering West Africa, has launched its enterprise and connectivity services in Ibadan, the South West region of Nigeria.
Main One, which owns a 7,000km submarine cable along the West African coastline, will offer broadband solutions to educational institutions, government agencies and companies in Oyo State and surrounding area. It will bring the services to market in partnership with various partners including Phase3 Telecom, a national long distance operator.
“Main One will now be able to offer its enterprise customers in the South West region the ability to deploy, manage and automate network and compute resources in Nigeria, remotely from any location,” the company said in a statement.
The company said that its expansion into the South West region is driven by growing demand for reliable connectivity, an increased need for virtual private networks, and increased security challenges.
Bolanle Ogundogba, head of sales Nigeria, Main One, said that most multinationals and enterprises are increasingly looking for growth opportunities in Nigeria’s South West states including Ogun, Oyo and Osun. “This expansion creates connectivity challenges for the average IT head who needs to interconnect his branches, using fast and reliable access to enhance business-critical systems without the significant CAPEX budget required to build infrastructure locally,” he said.
“The proliferation of educational institutions and learning centres in the region also provides Main One the opportunity to meet customer demand for scalable services in Oyo State and its environs, and ensure its reliable connectivity solutions keep your organization at pace with the speed of business transformation, and also pave the way for future growth.”
Otuya Okecha, head of business solutions and sales, Phase 3 Telecoms, said that the partnership with Main One would result in a “more efficient distribution and extensive reach”, improving broadband availability in Ibadan and its environs.
“With connectivity from Main One and Phase 3, MDAs, ISPs, educational institutions, corporate organisations and other businesses in Ibadan will have immediate access to high capacity broadband Internet services, delivered through a connection to a global IP backbone and integrated Fiber Network,” he said.
Main One launched services in 2010 and has since grown to become the largest wholesale Internet provider in West Africa with an IP NGN backbone network that is peered with major Internet exchanges globally.