By Main One

Main One Cable Company and Galaxy Backbone today announced their partnership to deliver superior Data and Voice services to the public sector. Main One provides the backbone infrastructure which provides superior and reliable access to broadband communication services while Galaxy will deliver superior Data, Internet, Voice and Video services to its customers via its integrated domestic networks.

In addition, this partnership extends the footprint of Main One to the state capital and North Central region of Nigeria thus providing the opportunity for Abuja based ISPs to reap the cost savings, superior and reliable service that the undersea cable system brings.

According to the Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Backbone made the decision to go into service partnership with MainOne Cable after a diligent consideration of the obvious limitations of existing submarine cable services in the country and the opportunities that has been thrown up by the existence of the Main One Cable which links the West Africa to the rest of to the world.

Mr. Gerald Ilukwe, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Backbone says: “Galaxy Backbone is really excited about the strategic partnership with Main One Cable because it is now better positioned to help the government achieve its ICT goals by delivering enhanced quality of data, internet, voice and video services”

According to Ms Funke Opeke the Chief Executive Officer of Main One “Through our partnership with Galaxy, we have further extended our footprint to the North Central region of Nigeria which allows us to bring our superior quality, reliable and affordable broadband communication to the Federal Government and ISPs within the region”.

“The Main One partnership with Galaxy Backbone will deliver greatly enhanced connected services to the public sector via Galaxy's integrated infrastructure platform; 1-GOV.net.This partnership will have a significant positive impact on the attainment of the ICT sectoral objectives and by extension the overarching goals of the Nigerian Vision 20: 2020 strategy”. She added.

Main One offers access to a government eager to leverage Information Technology for the benefit of its citizens, but previously constrained by the limitations of the pipe available to drive the vision.

Main One via its 1.92 Tbps submarine cable to Portugal offers broadband telecommunication services that connect Nigeria with operators around the world.