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Mainone Signs Capacity Agreement With Smile Communications in Nigeria

01 August, 2014

Source: CIO East Africa

By Baraka Jefwa:

MainOne, a West African telecoms firm and Smile Communications, provider of 4G LTE Broadband internet service, have signed a contract agreement for the purchase of long term capacity on the MainOne network.

Nigeria communications week reported that the signing took place recently and will assist Smile in growing its footprint in Nigeria.

"The agreement signing took place at the Smile Communications facility in Victoria Island, Lagos recently. The new agreement will extend the tenor of Smile's existing services with MainOne and add significant growth to support Smile's growth push in the Nigerian market," stated the article.

Folu Aderibigbe, chief sales and marketing officer (CSMO), MainOne, said that the agreement with Smile Communications will not only strengthen broadband penetration in the country but empower future generations to be competitive and tech-savvy.

"This project is an important example of MainOne's commitment to bring high-speed broadband access to Africa and we are proud to be providing international capacity to Smile Communications, thereby supporting their efforts in ensuring broad-based economic growth in Nigeria," said Aderibigbe.

Tom Allen, group chief operating officer (GCOO), Smile Communications, noted that Smile's initiative to connect with MainOne will provide an opportunity for its client's to interact, engage in e-commerce activities, product advertising and online surveys, thereby achieving the goal of making the world a global village'.

In its four years of operation, MainOne has emerged the preferred provider of bandwidth connectivity solutions to leading organisations in Nigeria.

Its clientele includes organisations from different sectors of the economy to include; Radisson Blu, Etisalat, Konga.com, Skye Bank and the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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