CcHub Nigeria Gets Internet Access from Mainone Cable

Some days ago, I wrote on “6 reasons why we need to support co-creation hub” and now CcHub is getting  a big support from one of the leading players in the telecom ecosystem. Mainone Cable – the first submarine cable company to offer open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa – has just offered to provide free internet access to the CcHub location.

According to the information made available on CcHub’s twitter page, MainOne Cable will be providing 10MBps internet access direct to CcHub venue. This is coming just few weeks after the hub receives funding from the Omidyar network and Indigo Trust.  This is definitely a good development and is a sign of great things to come. I am excited about this and I expect many key industry players to add their support to CcHub shortly.

About MainOne Cable:

Main One Cable is the first submarine cable company offering open access, wholesale broadband capacity in West Africa. This objective is being realized through a submarine cable system which commenced operations in July 2010 linking West Africa to the rest of the world via Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Main One Cable’s vision is to be the most reliable, scalable and professionally managed international telecommunications service provider on the African continent. The company’s high capacity fibre ensures that reliable, affordable and first class service delivery of much needed broadband capacity is easily available and accessible within West Africa for regional and international operators as well as service providers.

Main One Cable remains steadfast in the pursuit of its mission to eradicate the communication challenges which limit African businesses from being truly global. It is achieving this mission by providing the infrastructural platform to help make their businesses available and reachable from anywhere in the world.

About Co-Creation Hub:

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space being designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB will be a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

The Hub will act as a cushy nest designed to accelerate the successful development of social tech ventures through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by the hub management and offered both in the space and through our network of partners. In addition, the hub will lead co-creation initiatives aimed at creating novel technologically driven solutions to the myriad social challenges facing the average Nigerian. The Hub will network stakeholders from diverse walks of life to create these solutions and also encourage social accountability through