MainOne makes $69.4mn digital infrastructure investment for Lagos smart-city initiative
Hope of transforming Lagos to a Smart City is coming alive, as MainOne, connectivity and data centre solution provider, is committing N25 billion to deploy fibre optic infrastructure in Lagos to enable broadband connectivity across the state, through its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” plan.
MainOne, recently granted an infrastructure company (InfraCo) licence by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to build digital infrastructure in Lagos, has drawn out a plan to build over 2,000 kilometres of fibre optic infrastructure with associated electronics in the next two to three years. This will enable Lagos connect all institutions to the fastest networks, in addition to its already existing 700-kilometer network that covers major centres and Yaba, Nigeria’s tech hub.
Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne, says the company’s ambition to help build a smart Lagos is inspired by the vision of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the incoming governor, who noted presciently that ‘Technology will improve the rule of law, education, ease of doing business and government processes of Lagos.’…
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