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MainOne pledges to promote ICT innovation

By: Maclean Kwofi
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (right)  in a handshake with Mr Angelo Govina
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (right) in a handshake with Mr Angelo Govina

The General Manager of MainOne Ghana, Mr Angelo Govina, has pledged his outfit’s commitment to accelerate efforts to promote innovation in information technology.

That, he said, was part of its continued effort to collaborate with the government to help promote innovation and entrepreneurship in ICT in the country.

The expo was on the theme: “Enhancing Economic Prosperity through Retail Technology and Financial Inclusion.”

Mr Govina lauded the event as an industry platform that aggregated ICT investors and enthusiasts, helping to harness ICT tools, skills and innovations to support job creation, engender investment, provide solutions to societal challenges and propel socio-economic transformation at a faster pace.

He observed that the company was committed to providing a platform for growing the technology industry in Ghana through its innovative products and services.

He highlighted numerous initiatives the company had undertaken to support start-ups and technology businesses in Ghana and West Africa as a whole. 

Mr Govina urged Ghanaian businesses to evolve and take advantage of ICT to be efficient and productive.

“The MainOne services and products include connectivity services, data centres services and cloud services,” he said.

The manager said as technology advanced and became sophisticated, businesses needed strong and reliable partnerships with MainOne to support their infrastructure and services, while the business focused on its core mandate.

Mr Govina offered insights into the company’s existing investments in infrastructure in its bid to increase internet penetration across West Africa.

“The company plans to expand to other countries in West Africa. MainOne has expanded its footprints with PoPs in Tema, Accra, Spintex and recently Takoradi. There are still plans to expand to cover more places in the country and across the sub-region,” he added.

Digital identity currency
The Product Manager of the company, Mr Ike Nana Amoatin, said data was the new digital identity currency in the world.

“Data has become the emerging global currency,” he stated.

According to him, increasing risk in global digitalisation and the prevalence of data breaches illustrated recent rising trends in cybercrime activities and its impact on businesses across the world.

Mr Amoatin used the opportunity to showcase MainOne’s products and services offerings available to protect IT infrastructure and users from these increasing threats.

He encouraged the public to utilise the cost efficiency and increased security afforded by utilising MainOne’s data centre facility and value-added services such as DDoS product and the MainOne cloud offering. — GB