Nigeria’s premier private fibre cable operator, Main One Cable Company, has finalised plans to deploy Cisco’s Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network to deepen broadband capacity in West Africa.
The company, said the IP-NGN technology would provide a strong foundation for meeting its present and future business service requirements.
According to the statement, demand for highly secure, high bandwidth network capacity from government and global enterprise customers is driving Main One to deploy its new network.
The Chief Executive Officer, Main One Cable Company, Ms. Funke Opeke, was quoted in the statement as saying, “Main One is set to deliver a state-of-the-art IP Next Generation Network platform to accelerate the deployment of broadband in West Africa. The market is demanding for more sophisticated services and we have chosen to work with Cisco to deliver its latest and most innovative technology solutions that will help Main One develop its customer offerings and stay ahead of the game.
“Working with Cisco, Main One will develop a high quality IP-based network and application service offerings to create efficient content delivery highway to private and public communications networks in West Africa.”
The President, Emerging Markets, Cisco, Mr. Paul Mountford, noted that customers would benefit from various value-added services enabled by IP technology such as Virtual Private Networks, Voice Over IP, IPTV and advanced collaboration technologies.
He said, “The deployment of new technology solutions can now be increased significantly throughout the sub-Saharan African region as Cisco and Main One join forces to develop a state-of- the-art IP network.
“Cisco’s vision is to be the leading enabler of ICT and broadband acceleration in Africa through innovative, scalable, high-value technology offerings and solutions. Main One’s high capacity fibre optic cable will help to accelerate this vision into becoming a reality.”