Tata Communications extends Video Connect Network to Nigeria

Tata Communications TowerTata Communications has made its Video Connect Network (VCN) available in Nigeria. (Image source: Srinivasan V)Tata Communications has extended its Video Connect Network (VCN) to Nigeria after partnering with local broadband Internet services provider Main One Cable Company

Main One said that the VCN service would allow broadcast and production companies in Nigeria to distribute live content on a global scale, as well as meet the increased demand for high-quality video capability in and out of Nigeria.

Main One CEO Funke Opeke remarked, “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 Communications' 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.”

The Indian telephony provider said that video content transfer could be purchased on a permanent or per-hour basis, adding that the network was capable of carrying both live and file-based content.

Tata Communications Global Network Services senior vice president, Genius Wong, noted, “This extension of Video Connect reach, together with our existing presence in South Africa and our global video network, will further enhance the value proposition for our customers, allowing the distribution of premium broadcast quality content into and out of Africa.”

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