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Nigeria’s MainOne opens Data Center to service West Africa


by Trust Matsilele 0

Nigeria’s MainOne opens Data Center to service West Africa. PHOTOS: MainOne

The company also specialising in network solutions for businesses in West Africa, MainOne said the Data Center is meant to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.

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Fola Adeola, the chairman of MainOne, speaking at the launch reiterated the company’s commitment to nurture the growth and impact of the Internet ecosystem through the provision of high-quality infrastructure to power businesses and governments across West Africa.

Funke Opeke, the company’s chief executive officer said the company was delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best-connected data center. 

“This reaffirms our capabilities in meeting the needs of business for reliable connectivity and data center services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy,” said Opeke.

The official opening ceremony was graced by the country’s Communications Technology minister, Omobola Johnson, as well as other notable industry leaders.

In her comments, the Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson, said that the launch of MDX-I data center facility is a notable accomplishment that complements initiatives required to further drive the realization of the National  broadband plan Nigeria.

“Availability of world class Data centers in Nigeria is critical infrastructure required for the implementation of our Broadband initiatives. The accomplishment by MainOne is indeed significant as it provides an outsourcing and cost effective model to further drive ICT adoption.”   

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MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Center is the first of many planned data centers by the company in Nigeria. 

It is a N7 Billion investment and has capacity for 600 racks.  The data center provides corporate customers with world class Colocation, Cloud and Managed Services and the first set of customers will enjoy services starting from next week.