French telecom group, Orange has announced that it is making a significant, yet undisclosed investment into Nigeria’s MainOne to bring high-speed broadband connectivity to Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.
The deal will see MainOne construct and install two new branches and stations on behalf of Orange, thus connecting its 7,000km submarine cable system launched in 2010 to Dakar in Senegal and Abidjan in the Côte d’Ivoire by mid-2019.
Orange will benefit from multiple Terabits per second of additional bandwidth for the development of fixed and mobile data in Africa, which would provide an opportunity to improve connectivity and offer a broader range of services for both Orange Côte d’Ivoire and Sonatel.
Thanks to this new cable connection, local populations will benefit from better connectivity, lower prices and access to new services.
Orange is currently present in 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has 119 million customers, as of June 30, 2018.
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