A data solutions provider, Mainone, has said it will invest N2 billion into building 2,000 kilometres of fibre optic that will among others, power 10,000 CCTV locations and public Wi-Fi hotspots in Lagos State.
The company also said part of the plan would include installation of smart city components / IOT devices .
The company said it would engage telecom operators and Internet Service Providers to achieve this within the next three years.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke, disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to her, about 1,000km of the optic fibre infrastructure will be ready in the next 12 months.
She noted that the planned Lagos network would reach every Local Government Area allowing operators to deploy broadband services more effectively.
“We are building resilient infrastructure that will be useful for some time to come.”
‘’MainOne is pleased to have the opportunity to present its plan for digital Lagos, a proven path to ubiquitous broadband connectivity.
‘’This plan will involve the investment by MainOne of over N25bn over the next two to three years to develop critical fiber optic infrastructure to enable broadband services across Lagos state,” she said.
According to her, MainOne would also provide essential connectivity to critical state institutions, covering over 300 government agencies.