MainOne, Google urge businesses to use technology to drive productivity

April 12, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com/Ghana
MainOne, Google urge businesses to use technology to drive productivity

MainOne, Ghana’s leading communications solutions provider, has reiterated its commitment to support enterprises with premium connectivity, data center, and other value-added solutions.

This position was echoed at a business breakfast session on empowering enterprises using technology, held in Accra. It was themed: “Driving Business Productivity through Communications Solutions”.

MainOne urged businesses to continuously seek improvement and operational efficiency by taking advantage of its reliable connectivity and network solutions developed to increase productivity. The event was attended by senior level IT managers across various sectors and featured presentations by the Country Manager for Google’s CSquared, Ghana, Estelle Akofio-Sowah, and Kazeem Oladapo from MainOne

In his presentation, MainOne’s Regional Business Executive West Africa, Kazeem Oladepo, highlighted the company’s products and services offering in Ghana, focusing on its coverage within Accra, Tema and its immediate environs.

He stressed on MainOne’s partnership with infrastructure providers, such as Google’s CSquared, which supports its reliable internet services to users, including a host of enterprise customers in the country. He further noted that MainOne has evolved from a wholesale provider into a business that is increasingly focused on supporting enterprise clients with bespoke services that helps them to meet their day-to-day IT requirements.

The company currently provide services such as pure internet and other connectivity services, as well as value added services, including as cloud computing and collocation services. He explained that the company will continue to take feedback from its customers, and that the recent launch of MainOne’s CBD PoP in Accra is in line with the company’s desire to meet the increasing demand for efficient communications solutions and value-added services.     

Lord Osei-Ofori, Google’s CSquared Partner Manager, explained that his company had built over 650km of fiber infrastructure within Accra, Tema and Kumasi and plans to build more in the coming months, as part of its Project Link initiative.

“Project Link is about unleashing better connections across Ghana. The focus is on building better networks with greatly expanded capacity, working with partners like MainOne in building a stronger web in Africa and around the world,” he said.

In a related development, MainOne illustrated its support for the development of homegrown enterprise-led solutions as the panacea to ICT development on the continent.

This was made known at the Technology for Business Forum, the 2017 edition of the Enterprise Africa Summit hosted by the British Council and the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI).

At the three-day forum co-sponsored by MainOne, representatives from government, academia, policy-makers, the private sector, (impact) investors, development partners, civil society groups and entrepreneurs from Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK came together in Accra, to explore innovations in policy and practice in enterprise development and strategies towards strengthening entrepreneurship as a viable option for resilient development.

MainOne’s General Manager (Sales) for Ghana and Francophone West Africa, Angelo Govina who spoke during a panel session at the event, highlighted the shift from traditional to digital services. He also noted the role of technology in enabling businesses to not only overcome traditional competition, but also to offer new and more exciting services to customers.

“Africa can only be competitive and provide homegrown solutions when we take advantage of available technology services that have enabled other countries to develop. The ability of Ghanaian businesses, for example, to emerge as African technology forces is directly dependent on their ability to quickly digitize their value proposition.

This is why at MainOne, we envisage a connected Africa that supports indigenous businesses in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency through dedicated and reliable connectivity services,” Mr. Govina added