The platform will provide a foundation for meeting Main One’s present and future business services requirements, says a spokesperson. Demand for secure, high-bandwidth network capacity from government and global enterprise customers is driving Main One to deploy its new network.
Working with Cisco, Main One will develop a high-quality, IP-based network as well as application service offerings to create an efficient content-delivery highway to private and public communications networks in West Africa. Customers will benefit from value-added services enabled by IP technology, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VOIP), IPTV, and advanced collaboration technologies.
“Main One is set to deliver a state of the art IP Next Generation Network platform to accelerate the deployment of broadband in West Africa,” says Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One. “The market is demanding for more sophisticated services and we have chosen to work with Cisco to deliver its latest and most innovative technology solutions that will help Main One develop its customer offerings and stay ahead of the game.”
The Main One network will also enable its customers to purchase bandwidth in smaller increments, furthering broadband penetration within West Africa. Integral to meeting these customer requirements will be the deployment of the Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers for enhanced capacity, high resiliency, and robust IPv6 support.