MainOne to deliver connectivity services in landlocked Burkina Faso
A landlocked country, Burkina Faso has faced difficulties in accessing world-class connectivity and maintaining ubiquitous broadband internet access due to the lack of infrastructure.
MainOne, a major connectivity and data centre solution provide in West Africa, has been chosen by the government of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators through the PAV-Burkina Cooperative, for the next three years. MainOne was chosen, following an international bid to select a preferred operator.
A landlocked country, Burkina Faso has faced difficulties in accessing world-class connectivity and maintaining ubiquitous broadband internet access due to the lack of infrastructure. The major network operators in the country were also reportedly reluctant to explore operational broadband service delivery models favourable for socio-economic development of the country. One of the poorest African countries, Burkina Faso had a GDP per capita of US$715.12 in 2018, according to data by the World Bank.
MainOne has been able to provide its services in Burkina Faso through a diverse terrestrial optical fibres link connecting its landing point in Accra to the Burkinabe border town of Paga, where the organization has made significant investments by establishing a physical point of presence to serve the country with its world-class service quality that maintains 99.95 per cent availability.
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