MainOne announced in this week that its the MainOne cable branch to Cote d’Ivoire is in service and is ready to welcome its first customers. MainOne cable landed at the Grand Bassam beach in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in early October. The MainOne submarine cable is connected to the newly constructed MainOne data centre in Abidjan, purposely built alongside the Abidjan cable landing station. The MainOne data centre in Abidjan is a Tier III-compliant datacenter in Côte d'Ivoire, provides co-location spaces for customers to easily consolidate their IT infrastructure while gaining access to fully redundant power, cooling, operator-level security and fire prevention facilities.
The MainOne Cote d’Ivoire branch equips with SubCom’s WSS ROADM technology that allows MainOne and its partners to match the capacity in the branch to the market need, thus optimizing cable utilization. At the Cote d’Ivoire cable landing station, Ciena’s spectrum-sharing transmission equipment is installed, which enables flexibility and higher capacity. It is also an industry first for the deployment of undersea spectrum-sharing in Africa.
MainOne's entry into the Ivory Coast market will facilitate the availability of world-class infrastructure, ultra-modern datacenter access and international networks to meet market needs at all times. The deployed network will ensure that customers continue to enjoy optimal performance with the best latency and have a high bandwidth capacity of up to 10Tbps and direct connections to various regional and global Internet networks. including the Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN), Ghanaian Internet Exchange (GIX) and London Internet Exchange (LINX) and Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMSIX).
MainOne's connectivity services will provide affordable and scalable broadband solutions, secure and reliable solutions, and support services to ISPs in Côte d'Ivoire. Our infrastructure will provide businesses with reliable Internet connectivity as well as secure and fast communication services (IPLC and MPLS) via our latest generation submarine cable connecting West Africa to the rest of the world.
The MainOne submarine cable is connected to the newly constructed MainOne data centre in Abidjan, purposely built alongside the Abidjan cable landing station to house infrastructure to facilitate the growth of the digital economy in Cote D’Ivoire. The MainOne data centre in Abidjan is a Tier III-compliant datacenter in Côte d'Ivoire. The highly efficient and reliable facility will offer rack spaces for these businesses to collocate their IT infrastructure including servers and other equipment with ease while gaining access to fully redundant power, cooling, carrier-grade security, and fire – prevention. The carrier-neutral facility will also bring direct access to the MainOne Cable system as well as interconnection with major network operators in Cote D’Ivoire. The MainOne data centre in Abidjan can support 100 racks, up to 8kw per rack.
MainOne's presence in Côte d'Ivoire should also attract global operators looking for interconnection points with national and sub-regional networks to improve the customer experience of Internet service consumers in Côte d'Ivoire.
MainOne obtained C1B license in Cote d’Ivoire in April 2018. The C1B license enables MainOne land its MainOne submarine cable and build transmission infrastructure in Cote d’Ivoire.
MainOne Cable Company also partnered with Orange for the MainOne extension to Senegal and Côte d’Ivoireand. Orange did a major investment in the MainOne submarine cable system in 2018. Orange will be the owner of the cable station in Dakar, Senegal.