MainOne Wins 3rd Wholesale Provider Award
… Discusses Broadband Outlook At West African Telecoms Event
MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solutions company, has for the third time, received the Telecoms Wholesale Provider of the Year Award at the 2016 African Information Technology and Telecoms Awards, one of the activities during the West African Telecoms Summit.
MainOne beat three other operators to emerge as Africa’s Wholesale Carrier at the Awards, which was organised by Instinct Wave Media and held at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana.
The company’s Business Executive for Ghana and Francophone West Africa, Kazeem Oladepo, who received the award expressed delight with the recognition.
According to him, “Receiving the Telecom Wholesale Carrier of the Year Award for the third year is truly an honour. It means a great deal to us that the industry continues to recognize MainOne’s innovation and leadership in the telecommunications industry. We pledge to continue to make strategic investments to enhance our network infrastructure and extend our capabilities and reach across West Africa.”
Oladepo, who also participated on the keynote panel at the Telecoms Summit which focused on the outlook of broadband proliferation in West Africa, shared MainOne’s perspectives on critical strategies required to drive penetration, address challenges of access and affordability and the bottlenecks associated with meeting consumer demands for broadband.
He advocated strongly for more collaborative efforts by industry stakeholders and recommended effective regulatory models for shared infrastructure.
Speakers at the event included regulators and executives from MainOne, the National Communications Authority, Ghana, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria and key players in West Africa’s telecommunications industry.
The West Africa Telecom Summit 2016 is the regional meeting point for senior leaders in the IT and Telecommunications industry.
It is the foremost annual event for those with vested interest in enhancing the potential for ICT/Telecommunications to continue the process of creating value for all consumers, corporate bodies and government.