Main One Cable goes live in boost to West Africa broadband

Monday 5 July 2010 | 10:34 CET | News
The Main One Cable submarine cable linking West Africa to Europe has gone live, paving the way for cheaper and more reliable internet access in the region. The 7,000 km, fibre-optic Main One Cable runs from Portugal to Nigeria and Ghana. The cable has landing stations in Nigeria and Ghana and branching units in Morocco, Senegal, Canary Islands and Ivory Coast. The Main One Cable Company says it delivers more than ten times the broadband capacity of the South Atlantic Terminal (SAT-3), Nigeria's sole existing undersea cable, and 20 times the entire satellite capacity of sub-Saharan Africa. The

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