Connectivity and data centre solutions provider MainOne has officially launched its Digital Lagos: Broadband for All campaign initiative which it said will enable the digital transformation of Lagos state.
At the campaign launch organized in Lagos to announce MainOne’s plans, Funke Opeke, the company’s CEO presented MainOne’s plan for Digital Lagos, calling it a proven path to ubiquitous broadband connectivity.
“This plan will involve the investment by MainOne of over N25 billion over the next 2-3 years to develop critical fiber optic infrastructure to enable broadband services across Lagos state,” Opeke said.
Opeke said, as the licenced InfraCo for Lagos zone, the resulting network to be built by MainOne would provide essential connectivity to critical State institutions, cover over 300 government agencies, up to 10,000 State CCTV locations, Telecom operators and ISPs, public Wi-Fi hotspots, Smart City components / IOT devices, in addition to Enterprises.
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A presentation giving details of how the project will be carried out, was made by the CEO, HIP Consult, a Washington DC-based independent, management consulting firm with specialisation in ICT in emerging markets, Mr. Judah Levine.
HIP Consult worked with MainOne in developing a concept paper and implementation plan for Digital Lagos.
Levine touched on the research done for Digital Lagos, its implementation plans and subsequent impact on Lagos State.
Opeke said MainOne pioneered investments in critical internet-enabling infrastructure across West Africa and Nigeria.