COVID-19: MainOne, AWALE partner to support CIV’s fight against pandemic


MainOne has partnered with AWALE, a neu­tral network operator that provides high speed data transmission capacity via its fiber optic cables installed on the national transport and electricity, to support the Crisis Cell of the Ivoirian Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

This measure of solidarity will reinforce the emergency deployment plan of the Min­istry of Digital Economy and Postal Services of the country.

The joint initiative includes the provision of free connectivity capacity and Internet ser­vices to strategic state institutions for a period of three months.

According to both MainOne and AWALE, this is part of their continuous efforts to sup­port Government’s response plan to COVID-19.

MainOne and AWALE are jointly contrib­uting their broadband connectivity infrastruc­ture and ICT services for the delivery of critical online and real-time public services during this challenging period

With civil lockdown, social distancing and remote work patterns becoming the new-nor­mal in Côte d’Ivoire and globally, MainOne and AWALE are determined to ensure the Ivorian Crisis Committee continues to dispense its socio-economic and public security responsi­bilities through virtual platforms.

The enhanced connectivity offering pro­vides the Government’s Crisis Committee with robust access to real-time information management, whilst seamlessly connecting essential workers across the nation.