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MainOne extends Infrastructure coverage to Takoradi

By: Daniel Ofosu Dwamena

The West Africa’s leading communications and data solutions provider, MainOne, has announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Takoradi’s business district to extend the company’s reaches in Ghana.

The added infrastructure will assure majority of enterprises with their headquarters and branches in Takoradi and its environs of a robust ICT services and infrastructure which MainOne has been best known for providing in the country.

The Head of Network of MainOne Ghana, Mr Emmanuel Kwarteng, described the impact the company’s communication services solutions would provide to businesses within the Takoradi metropolis and its environs, stating that the new PoP would enhance the company’s ability to deliver best-in-class connectivity to support customers.

This, he said, would propel the current and future growth initiatives of companies through the extension network infrastructure.

He indicated that a PoP was inagurated in the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra in addition to already existing PoPs in Tema, Cable Station at Nungua, Spintex Road and Legon in 2017, the new Takoradi PoP would expand the company’s existing robust infrastructure to deliver products and services solutions including, connectivity, enterprise voice, data centre services and bundled solutions to enterprise businesses in the country.

“The establishment of the new PoP would serve enterprises and corporate clients directly from MainOne infrastructure.”

“The company’s principal objective of providing enterprises in Ghana with high quality service and experience underscores the company’s dedication to reliable service provision in the region and its expansion drive in Ghana,” he said.

Reiterating the company’s overarching strategy, the General Manager of the MainOne, Mr Angelo Govina, stated that the vision of the company was to have a connected West Africa and accelerate the penetration of reliable and affordable broadband internet services which would support socio-economic development in the sub-region.

“We are investing significantly in distributing more of our connectivity services across and within major regional capitals in Ghana. We acknowledge that Takoradi has become a major business hub buoyed by the growing Oil and Gas industry in Ghana, where demand for our services is growing exponentially.”

“Our plan is to continue to invest in infrastructure that will enable us extend our reliable connectivity across other areas in Ghana,” he stated.

Mr Govina explained that areas which did not have fibre coverage would be provided with one soon, through the partnership with CSquared’s Project Link and other key infrastructure partners.

This, he said, would allow customers’ access to a superfast connectivity network.

“This expansion and partnerships are part of our strategy and commitment towards assisting Ghanaian businesses in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency through dedicated and reliable connectivity services, as well as accelerating the rate of broadband penetration across the country,” he added.

As a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions in West Africa, MainOne has been providing connectivity services in Ghana since its inception in the country in 2010. This has been done by leveraging on new PoPs to provide a wide range of enterprise solutions to the sub-region.

The company’s data centers operates West Africa’s premier Tier III Data Centres, connected to the Ghana cable landing station facility with access to a 1.92 TBPS international subsea cable, as well as to the world-class IP NGN network, extensive terrestrial fibre networks, and direct connections of all the major network operators and internet service providers.

The operations and processes of the data centres are in compliance with PCI-DSS and ISO27001 Standards.

Since 2009, MainOne has invested over US$300m in ICT infrastructure in West Africa as part of its commitment to deepening internet access across the region. The Company currently provides services to clients including large telcos, ISPs and enterprises in 10 countries across West Africa. — GB