As part of its continued effort to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana, MainOne has retained its premium sponsorship position in this year’s Africa Mobile and ICT Expo dubbed MOBEX.
General Manager for MainOne Ghana, Angelo Govina, said the company’ participation at the event underscores its commitment to supporting ICT growth initiatives in Ghana, and the country’s bid for a robust and sustainable digital economy.
Speaking during the ICT Expo themed ‘Enhancing Economic Prosperity through Retail Technology and Financial Inclusion’, he said the event provides a platform and aggregates ICT investors and enthusiasts, helping to harness Information Communication and Technology tools, skills and innovations to support job-creation, engender investment, provide solutions to societal challenges, and propel socio-economic transformation at a faster pace.
He reiterated the company’s commitment to providing the platform for growing the technology industry in Ghana through its innovative products and services, and highlighted numerous initiatives the company has undertaken to support start-ups and technology businesses in Ghana and West Africa as a whole.
Mr. Govina further explained that MainOne has over the years, invested heavily in high-speed connectivity, data centres and other managed services, which businesses can take advantage to be efficient and productive.
Some of the products and services offered by the company include connectivity services, data centres services and cloud services among others.
“MainOne has expanded its footprints with PoPs in Tema, Accra, Spintex and recently Takoradi. There are still plans to expand to cover more places in the country and across the sub-region,” he indicated.
On his part, Ike Nana Amoatin, MainOne’s Product Manager, speaking during a session on the topic ‘Data, the New Digital Identity Currency’, noted that data has become the emerging global currency.
Although he said there is increasing risk in global digitisation and the prevalence of data breaches, particularly recent trends in cybercrime activities and its impact on businesses in Ghana, he added that MainOne has developed products and services such as a DDoS product and the MainOne cloud offering that provides maximum protection against such threats.
The MOBEX event was a week-long activity and took place at the Accra Mall, Ghana, from June 13 – 17, 2018. Notable attendees at the event included Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, among other prominent industry speakers and thought-leaders.