By Pioneer Consulting

Pioneer Consulting, Project Managers of the Main One Cable System, are pleased to announce the first 100 days of operation has been completed for Phase I of the system. In service since July, this brings the successful conclusion to the implementation stage of this monumental project.

Selected in 2008 by Main One Cable Company, Pioneer Consulting led the project management and lead engineering for the undersea fiber optic system. With over 6,900 kilometers of cable providing connectivity along the West Coast of Africa from Portugal to Nigeria with a day-1 link to Ghana, preparations are underway to extend the network.

Celebrating its first 100 days in operation—all fault-free—Pioneer praised Main One’s achievement. “As promised, the Main One System was fully implemented and readily available to customers in July 2010,” commented Keith Schofield, Managing Partner at Pioneer Consulting and lead project manager. “Also, the system is configured to easily expand and upgrade in order to meet increasing customer demand.”

Main One has relied on Pioneer Consulting’s expertise and knowledge within the submarine fibre optic cable community. Pioneer will continue to support Main One to develop and extend the Main One Cable Network. Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One commented, “Throughout implementation, Pioneer has played an integral part to meet Main One’s needs in the successful management of the project from both a technical and program perspective.”

Pioneer Consulting is an international telecommunications consulting, engineering, and market research firm. For more than a decade, Pioneer’s accurate, insightful, and thorough advisory services have provided clients with objective and independent guidance in support of their strategic goals. Pioneer’s capabilities range from market analysis and feasibility study, through system design, engineering and supply, to project implementation. For more information on Pioneer Consulting and its products and services please visit or send an e-mail to: [email protected].

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