MainOne cable system set to connect Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

8111984053 877ee3ca05 zSubsea specialist Mainone confirmed the scheduled landing of MainOne submarine cable systems in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire in September and October 2019, respectively

The company stated that the cable was being built in partnership with Orange and Sonatel.

According to MainOne, the cable landing stations were fully built and ready for connection in both Dakar and Abidjan.

Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne, 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.”

“We are determined ultimately to improve the digital services of the region and today marks the realisation of that journey for Senegal with the landing of the submarine cable which will drive substantial impact on both GDP and employment,” she added.

Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, explained, “Africa is experiencing a rapid technological evolution with mobile broadband connectivity enabling a tech ecosystem.”

“Through the partnership with MainOne, we expect to see improved high speed and affordable broadband services in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire that will reinforce connectivity and guarantee reliable access to global broadband networks,” he noted.

The cable will bring much-needed capacity to West Africa, as the region is undergoing a connectivity boom. The cable will run from the west coast of Portugal, through Morocco, Ghana and Nigeria, and will be connected to the Canary Islands.

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