BOSTON (January 16, 2009)—Pioneer Consulting has been selected by Main Street Technologies (MST) to oversee the project management and engineering of its MainOne submarine cable system. The U.S. based firm will be providing expert advice while tracking the design, engineering and implementation of Main Street Technologies’ investment. Hired as an integral part of the management team, Pioneer Consulting will supervise the implementation of the network while supplying comprehensive support.
When completed, the MainOne undersea cable system will span 14,000 kilometers and will provide direct international connectivity for West African countries to Europe and beyond.
“Our team of experts is delighted with the opportunity to work with the strong management team at Main Street Technologies,” stated Howard Kidorf, Managing Partner of Pioneer Consulting. “We are pleased that MST has recognized that Pioneer Consulting can deliver the comprehensive project management and engineering services that this project needs to be successful.”
Keith Schofield, Director of Submarine Networks at Pioneer Consulting and lead project manager, describes the progress. “MainOne is progressing ahead of schedule, with marine route survey activities underway and key licenses being confirmed. We have also undertaken a full contract review audit of the system supplier. Pioneer Consulting and MST are gearing up for the busy manufacturing schedule and construction of cable stations in both Ghana and Nigeria, to complement the Portuguese station already in place. Pioneer Consulting’s long experience in submarine networks makes us the natural choice for soundly implemented projects.”
Pioneer Consulting is an international telecommunications consulting, engineering, and market research firm. For over 10 years, Pioneer’s accurate, insightful, and thorough advisory services have provided clients with objective and independent guidance in support of their strategic goals. Pioneer’s capabilities range from market analysis and feasibility study, through system design, engineering and supply, to project implementation. For more information on Pioneer Consulting and its products and services please visit http://www.pioneerconsulting.com or send an e-mail to:
About Main Street Technologies (MST): Incorporated in November 2006 as a 100% African-owned corporation, MST is the developer and primary sponsor of the MainOne cable system. When completed in 2010, this system will deliver wholesale international telecommunications services to West African countries. MainOne’s operational offices are located in Nigeria, Ghana and Portugal.
For further information on MainOne Cable Company and MST visit: www.mainonecable.com.