Subsea specialist, MainOne, has confirmed that is new offshore cable will land in both Senegal and the Ivory Coast in the coming weeks.
It is said to land in Senegal in September whereas in the Ivory Coast by October 2019. The cable is being built in partnership with Orange and Sonatel.
In a general sense, it will bring much need capacity to West Africa. This is especially when the region is undergoing a connectivity boom of late. The cable running from the West Coast of Portugal, will also go through Morocco, Ghana and Nigeria, with onward connectivity to the Canary Islands.
Addressing the press, MainOne confirmed that its cable landing stations were fully built and are ready for connection in both Dakar and Abidjan. The CEO of MainOne, Funke Opeke said “MainOne is committed to leading the digital transformation across West Africa, driving economic growth and development by enabling and empowering the ecosystem through affordable and ubiquitous connectivity."
Furthermore, he went on to say that “We are determined ultimately to improve the digital services of the region and today marks the realization of that journey for Senegal with the landing of the submarine cable which will drive substantial impact on both GDP and employment.”