Funke Opeke: Corporate Amazon Moves Again

Where there is a will, there is a way. Funke Opeke, renowned for her visionary leadership in Africa’s telecommunications sector, has once again showcased her commitment to driving digital transformation with MainOne’s latest venture in Akwa Ibom. In this respect, she is making ways where nothing existed previously.

In her latest endeavour, Opeke partnered with the Akwa Ibom State government to revolutionise high-speed connectivity within the South-south region of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collaboration entails the construction of approximately 140 kilometres of metro fibre infrastructure, aimed at unlocking the region’s full digital potential.

By leveraging MainOne’s expertise and infrastructure, this initiative promises to catalyse a comprehensive digital transformation, empowering communities and driving economic development in the region. The strategic significance of MainOne’s partnership with Akwa Ibom cannot be overstated, as it represents a significant milestone in the quest to bridge the digital divide in Nigeria and beyond.

MainOne’s establishment around 2008 marked a turning point in Africa’s digital evolution, with Opeke’s pioneering efforts culminating in the creation of the region’s first privately owned undersea high-capacity cable submarine. This submarine stretches from Portugal to West Africa and lands in key cities such as Accra, Dakar, Abidjan, and Lagos.

Since its creation, this infrastructure has been instrumental in bridging the digital divide and fostering economic growth across the continent. Moreover, Opeke’s relentless pursuit of innovation and her unwavering commitment to her home country have cemented MainOne’s reputation as a leader in communication services and network solutions.

Today, through her venture with the Akwa-Ibom government, Opeke continues to uphold her commitment to leveraging technology for social impact, empowering individuals and businesses to thrive in the digital age. As MainOne expands its footprint and continues to push the boundaries of innovation, Opeke’s legacy as a trailblazer in Africa’s telecommunications sector only grows stronger, inspiring future generations to harness the power of connectivity for positive change.

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