MainOne is arguably West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, and right now it has launched its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos State. Mymediaafrica.com reports.
The company is ambitiously planning to deploy broadband infrastructure across the state with open-access fiber optic networks in all LGAs, business districts, over 1,000 health centres, over 3,000 schools, over 300 government agencies, 10,000 CCTV locations and public Wi-Fi hotspots.
“This plan will involve the investment by MainOne of over N25 billion over the next 2–3 years to develop critical fiber optic infrastructure to enable broadband services across Lagos state,” says Funke Opeke, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
The project when completed is expected to enable broad, sustainable economic growth, modernized education, health, and other services, and improved quality of life.
Earlier this year, the company invested over N120 billion in expanding and densifying localized fiber networks in Ogun and Edo States by deploying almost 1,000kms of fiber in partnership with Facebook to expand broadband access and connect government institutions and other areas of interest.
Its existing 700-kilometer network in Lagos, which covers major population centres and Yaba, has connected startups such as Andela, ccHub, Paga, and Flutterwave.