MainOne launches internet connectivity solutions for SMEs

07 Jun 2016
Financial Nigeria


MainOne's SME-in-a-Box provides a combination of high-speed internet, fixed voice, and cloud solutions for SMEs.

Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, MainOne

MainOne, a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has launched a new service that seeks to provide affordable internet access solutions for small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria.

According a statement released on Monday, MainOne said the service – known as SME-in-a-Box – provides a combination of high-speed internet, fixed voice, and cloud solutions for SMEs.

Speaking during the product launch, Adeyemi Tanimomo, MainOne’s Product Manager, said SMEs are key drivers of the economy because of the vital role they play in alleviating poverty, providing job opportunities, and building wealth. He, however, stated that SMEs are unlikely to attain their full potential without being powered by reliable internet connectivity.

“MainOne understands the challenges small businesses face especially in terms of costs and quality of service,” said Tanimomo. “You will find that the typical business is always changing service providers because of these two issues. This is why we created this solution, to enable businesses increase their operational efficiency and ultimately their bottom-line.”

Tanimomo said SME-in-a-Box allows SMEs to access the same quality of services enjoyed by big organizations thereby driving growth and sustainability. He recommended the service for startups, professional services companies, architectural firms, law firms, schools, hotels, hospitals, e-commerce firms, retail malls and other businesses that require business support connectivity solutions from one, single provider.

“SME-in-a-Box provides business owners a viable solution to meet their objectives of growth, improved efficiency and good service delivery,” Tanimomo said.

SME-in-a-Box is currently available only in Ikeja and Apapa areas of Lagos State, with planned introduction in other parts of Nigeria.

MainOne has remained at the forefront of the broadband initiatives in West Africa with investments in telecoms infrastructure across the region. In January, MainOne announced it had completed installation of the high-capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS), connecting Lagos, Nigeria, and Kribi, Cameroon. The six-pair, 1,100 kilometer repeater submarine cable system is expected to address the demand for broadband connectivity in Cameroon.

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