Connectivity and data centre solutions operator, MainOne has reportedly secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast, as part of a West African expansion plan.
The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, as a seal of approval, will enable MainOne to deploy its submarine cable and build transmission infrastructure in Ivory Coast, strengthen connectivity, reduce international capacity costs and support wholesale customers, major operators and Internet Service Providers.
Apparently, the relevant authorities had authorised the construction of the MainOne cable (the fourth that would be constructed in the country) believing that it will improve the international connectivity of the country and provide a lot more opportunities for the national market while increasing competition.
MainOne’s entry would supposedly democratize the international bandwidth market in Ivory Coast and neighbouring countries and drive down bandwidth costs for local Internet Service Providers, telcos and indigenous businesses.
MainOne operates a Tier III Data Center and before now, the company delivers its service across nine countries in Africa namely; Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon, Benin, Niger, Senegal and Chad. Its newest expansion to Ivory Coast will see that number increase to ten. This is a good one for MainOne.
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