Education summit to focus on infrastructure
In furtherance of its commitment to the development of connectivity-enabled research and education networks in Africa, MainOne is a proud sponsor of the premier West Africa conference on educational research, the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) conference 2014, taking place in Lome, Togo, from March 12 to 14, 2014.
The conference, which is themed 'Building a State of the Art Network Infrastructure for Research and Education', forms part of WACREN’s mission to build and operate a world class network infrastructure, develop state of the art services, promote collaboration among national, regional, international research and education communities and build the capacity of the REN community. MainOne’s Country Manager, Ghana, Joseph Odoi, who will represent the company will shed perspectives on “Regional connectivity solutions platform for HEIs in WA and Africa”.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Mr. Odoi noted that MainOne’s support for WACREN 2014 is in alignment with the company’s focus on supporting educational institutions through the provision of effective broadband infrastructure.
Odoi continued,”Effective broadband is strategic to educational research because it increases exponentially the capacity to conduct meaningful research, network and share ideas and transcend barriers of distance. We support this initiative because we are fully cognizant of the effect of inter-institutional collaboration, and the developmental impact this will have on Africa’s educational and research institutions,” he said.
MainOne reports that it has taken the lead in the provision of broadband communication services to educational institutions in Nigeria and West Africa through the deployment of cost-effective, reliable broadband connections. In less than three years, MainOne has emerged the preferred provider of bandwidth connectivity solutions to leading tertiary institutions in Nigeria and Ghana, delivering reliable connectivity solutions to over 16 institutions in West Africa.