MainOne, leading communications Services Company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Center in West Africa, MDX-I, will lead the African panel on localizing Content and Data Traffic in Africa at a plenary session of the International Telecoms Week to be held in Chicago from May 10th to May 13th, 2015. With the theme, Localizing Data Traffic and Content in Africa, the session, will highlight the growth in Internet traffic in Africa and how the rapid development of Data Center facilities and terrestrial fiber networks are aiding this growth.

As a prime sponsor of the conference, MainOne is expected to share its perspectives as a major player in the African wholesale carrier market and operator of the largest Tier III Data Center facility in West Africa. In addition, MainOne’s CEO, Ms. Funke Opeke, will chair a panel session with participants including CEOs of other players across the continent including CMC Networks; Liquid Telecom Group and Seacom.

Speaking ahead of the event, Ms. Opeke, said that the African telecoms market is generating interest globally with the improved availability of broadband access and data center infrastructure. She stated that the improved telecoms infrastructure presents opportunities for global companies to expand their services into Africa with the potential of huge returns for first movers. ?MainOne has remained consistent in its resolve to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world. We are glad to be recognized as one of the major telecom players in Africa and to share our views on the opportunities it presents?, she said.

The ITW conference is the meeting point for the global wholesale telecommunications community, and is expected to host over 6,000 delegates from about 1,874 companies representing 150+ countries, to interact and discuss the latest market developments over a variety of panel sessions and presentations.

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