Nigeria based submarine cable company, Main One Cable is set to expand its operations beyond Nigeria. The company which clocked two this year plans to increase its investments in its network and expand into new regions.
Till date, Main One has invested over USD255 million into its undersea cable and plans to expand into neighboring West African countries.
Main One’s C.E.O., Mrs. Funke Opeke, told journalists in Lagos this past weekend that the underwater cable company plans extension of its services to landlocked areas including the Republic of Burkina Faso, Niger, among others. According to her, the customer base of the company in the country is nearing 200.
“People know they want better access to Internet. They want it faster, cheaper, and they want to be able to drive new kinds of applications and access different types of content,” she said.
According to her, “The biggest challenge that we see is getting the capacity we have in this big pipe that we brought into Nigeria and Ghana across the region to reach the people and businesses where they need the service. But looking back two years now, we were totally unproven in the market and the viability of our services was something yet to be experienced, which was subject to speculation. But we can confidently say today that our services have proven to be extremely reliable and highly available.”