Main One Cable upgrades network infrastructure to meet growing demand

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 24, 2012:   In a move that significantly underscores its growing reputation as West Africa’s broadband service provider of choice, Main One Cable Company, Nigeria’s premier and leading provider of broadband Internet services to large telecommunication companies, Internet service providers and enterprises announced on Thursday, March 22, 2012, that it has major network infrastructure upgrades designed to meet the ever-increasing service of its .

Maintaining high network availability is absolutely essential to the success of a broadband company. In its desire to meet its current requirements and capacity , Main One in collaboration its technical partner, Huawei, has upgraded OSN9500 to the newer, more flexible OSN8800 which enables point-to-point 10 Gigabits second Ethernet connections.

Speaking on the innovation, the Chief Technical Officer of Main One Cable, Mr. Johnnie Coleman, who the disclosure in Lagos recently explained that the upgrade became imperative in view of the increasing the firm is recording on a daily basis.

“This upgrade will provide to our minimum downtime, increased capacity, better network and network stability. It will also ensure easier upgrades and capacity expansion (scalability) for the

Main One may experience some downtime in the early hours of morning the weekend of March 24th as a result.

These are in addition to recent upgrades in the network to light up more capacity on the submarine cable between Lagos, Accra and Portugal.

It will be recalled that since the Main One Cable network went live in July 2010, it has continued to break grounds its open access, wholesale broadband connectivity, as well as the sale of bandwidth to enterprise customers. Main One currently has a growing list of major telecom companies, Internet service providers, and enterprise customers in Nigeria including MTN, Etisalat, Airtel, Swift Networks, Galaxy Communications, IPNX, Visafone, VDT, Tara Systems, GT Bank, and Ecobank

Key Facts:In July 2010, Main One switched on its 1,920 Gbps, 7,000 kilometers long, submarine fiber optic cable system linking West Africa to Europe. The cable, which has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco, Canary Islands, Senegal and Ivory Coast, delivers unprecedented broadband capacity to West Africa, more than ten times what was available.

About Main One Cable Company:Main One is wholly African and is the first privately owned submarine network cable in West Africa with initial landing stations in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal. Main One delivered its cable system on time and within budget, a rare occurrence with projects of this magnitude and complexity. For more details visit:


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