Main One expands global footprint through Global Crossing partnership

25 May 2011 | Kavit Majithia


Submarine cable provider Main One has partnered with Global Crossing to extend its global footprint and expand connectivity across west Africa.

Days after carrier's carrier WIOCC announced a similar partnership with the global IP solutions provider, Global Crossing has struck a deal to expand its footprint in the west of the continent through Main One. For Main One, the partnership further enables customers’ access to Global Crossing’s Tier 1 MPLS network, coverage reaching over 700 cities in 70 countries.

“Our partnership with Global Crossing enhances Main One’s position as the one-stop shop for accessing the public internet via the Main One network, which is designed for high capacity service,” said Adebayo Oyewole, head of marketing and strategy at Main One. “The new product portfolio enables Main One to deliver a wide range of connectivity options to geographical dispersed locations, while reducing customers’ costs by converging previously disparate data, voice and video networks.”

The Main One cable company transmits 1.92Tbps of capacity and spans 7000km with initial landing points in Nigeria, Ghana, Portugal and the UK.