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JUST IN: MainOne connects Senegal to its cable trunk



MainOne has made another landmark achievement as it has successfully connected Senegal to it Cable Trunk.

In a short blog post sighted by, the Company announced thus: “We are pleased to announce the official connection of Senegal to the MainOne cable trunk”.

MainOne is making good on the strategic partnership with Orange Telecoms and its West African Affiliates (Sonatel and Orange Cote d’Ivoire) signed in September 2018.

MainOne had reported the scheduled landing of the MainOne submarine cable systems in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire in September and October 2019 respectively.

With the Cable Landing Stations (CLS) in both countries fully built and ready for installation of equipment, in both Dakar and Abidjan, the company commenced the physical connection of the branching units on its 7000-kilometer-long omnibus fiber pair to the shore and terminal equipment.


This new technology will optimize the utilization of the MainOne subsea cable, by enabling multiple operators share optical spectrum on the omnibus fiber optic pair to obtain closer to 10 Terabits per second of capacity.

This will be most beneficial for countries directly connected to the MainOne subsea network, and the region in general, by delivering higher volume of connectivity to achieve lower connectivity pricing that will spur the development of new digital services and promote sustainable socio-economic growth across the region.

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