Main One Partners with NASDAQ Traded Global Crossing To Expand Global Footprint

Leading the African and West African market, MainOne is moving forward to rule the world. In a recent statement it announced that it  is partnering with NASDAQ traded Global Crossing in order to give it a bigger footprint in the global arena.


Main One Cable Company, the open access wholesale provider, recently announced its decision to deploy a new portfolio of IP-enabled services and has chosen to partner with Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, in order to bring global connectivity to its clients.  This strategic agreement will enable Main One to further extend its customers connectivity in countries where it doesn’t have coverage by being part of the Global Crossing Tier 1 MPLS network that reaches more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries.  Customers will now be able to extend their connectivity through Main One across the US, Canadian and Latin American markets.  In addition to expanding Main One’s reach, the partnership will increase flexibility with its new set of products and provide significantly reduced transit charges for customer terminations.


According to Main One’s head of Marketing and Strategy, Adebayo Oyewole,


“We chose Global Crossing for its particular regional strengths.  Our partnership with Global Crossing enhances Main One’s position as the one-stop shop for accessing the public Internet via the Main One network, which is designed for high capacity service.  The new product portfolio enables Main One to deliver a wide range of connectivity options to geographically dispersed locations, while reducing customers’ costs by converging previously disparate data, voice and video networks.  With Main One, you can start small and grow with confidence that you are connected to a provider who is tuned in to the fast changing needs of its clients.”


Main One joins a select list of top-tier service providers offering Global Crossing Fast-Track Servicesportfolio to their enterprise end users.  In addition to Converged IP Services and Private Line, Fast-Track Services include Ethernet, Collaboration and Managed Services.


“We’re very pleased to join with Main One in offering its customers global access and IP-based solutions,” said Habib Issa, Global Crossing’s head of Carrier Sales for South Europe, Middle East and Africa.  “Global Crossing Fast-Track Services combine the business processes, products, services and system tools necessary for service providers to quickly offer their enterprise customers end-to-end global data solutions, backed by consistent Service Level Agreements.”

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