MainOne is a leading provider of connectivity and data centre services for businesses in West Africa. Since its launch in 2010, MainOne has developed a reputation for highly reliable services to become the preferred provider of broadband infrastructure services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, large enterprise, and educational institutions in West Africa. MainOne’s world class submarine cable system running down the coast of West Africa, state of the art IP network, growing regional and metro terrestrial fibre optic networks, and data centre facilities enable broadband services for businesses needing solutions in West Africa. Our network is interconnected and peers with leading operators and internet exchanges worldwide to provide global reach to our customers.
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MainOne is a privately-owned company bridging the digital divide between West Africa and the rest of the world by delivering innovative infrastructure solutions to increase internet broadband penetration in West Africa. Backed by its high capacity, Open-access, 10 Tbps fibre optic cable, Main One offers reliable, world-class broadband access and services within West Africa to telecom operators, internet service providers, governments, large enterprises and SMEs.
Since MainOne’s commercial launch in July 2010, the company has quickly gained the reputation of being the most reliable and the first choice for wholesale traffic for leading Nigerian and Ghanaian based telecom Operators and ISPs. The company has also extended its services to other West African countries including Cameroon, Burkina Faso, and Cote D’Ivoire where it has continued to improve Internet Access and crash wholesale bandwidth prices. It continues to grow its footprint with major network interconnection facilities, extensive terrestrial fiber builds, regional Points of Presence, and currently delivers services into 10 West African countries including Senegal, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Chad and Niger.
MainOne also owns a data center subsidiary, MDXi which builds and operates Tier III data centers across West Africa. Our carrier neutral data centers located in Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are certified to PCI-DSS, ISO27001 and ISO 9001 standards and differentiated by access to all leading internet exchanges, major network providers and ISPs in the region.
The company’s critical facilities enable the broadband ecosystem across West Africa and are monitored 24 x 7 x 365 by highly trained and best in class technical and management teams to deliver high levels of availability.
MainOne has grown to become the leading provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services across the West African region and the company has partnered with global companies including Orange Group and Facebook to extend its fiber optic network within Nigeria and across West Africa.
The learn more about MainOne’s data centre subsidiary, MDXi, please visit www.mdx-i.com
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Who owns MainOne?
MainOne is owned by leading African Private Equity investors with a focus on Infrastructure led by Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund (PAIDF) among others. Initial debt funding was provided by African Development Bank (AfDB), Deutsche Investitions (DEG), First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FBN) and Skye Bank.
When was MainOne founded?
MainOne was founded in 2008 and launched its operations in July, 2010.
How large is the MainOne team?
MainOne has a uniquely African workforce consisting of over 500 employees
Where is MainOne headquartered?
MainOne is a Mauritius Group holding company with subsidiaries in Nigeria, Ghana, Portugal and Cote D’Ivoire. The company’s operational headquarters are in Nigeria – FABAC Centre, 3b Ligali Ayorinde Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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Our logo is our unique mark. It is the visual signature by which we are known and ensures that our brand is always recognised, and that what we stand for is communicated.
Our logo is composed of two elements: The symbol, and the wordmark. None of which can be used in isolation, as each is a vital part of representing who we are. The symbol represents air bubbles emerging from the depths of the ocean in keeping with our heritage while the wordmark is the name of our company.
At MainOne, we want our choice of colours to convey our heritage, with the primary Dark blue a symbol of the ocean out of which our company was born. This is supported by a simple range of secondary colours that add a sense of warmth to our brand.