Tata, Main One, partner on Nigerian video network
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - July 18, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
Tata Communications has extended its Video Connect network into Nigeria through a partnership with Main One Cable Company.
The servicewill allow broadcast and production companies in Nigeria to distribute their live video content worldwide as well as enhance international broadcasters' reach into this key emerging region.
Tata says this there is increasing demand for high-quality video capability in and out of Nigeria. Its partnership with Main One connects its global video network to an expansive local bibre network, creating a dedicated video network connecting to key broadcasters as well as production and post-production houses in Africa.
Unlike traditional MPLS or contention networks, having a dedicated video network ensures the high quality and consistent video transmission needed for video broadcast, allowing Nigerian media companies to be truly global.
Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One, says "We are proud to be part of this ground-breaking partnership, bringing new opportunities not only for Nigeria, but Africa as a whole. Our high quality fibre network, coupled with Tata Communication's international expertise and global network will open up a new world of opportunities for video coming in and out of the African region, as well as create new business opportunities for studios, broadcasters, production and pre-production companies throughout Nigeria."
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