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MainOne opens N7bn data centre in Lagos

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MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, on Thursday, announced the opening of its premier Tier III Lekki Data Centre, strategically built to address the growing demand for collocation, cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.

In addition, MainOne said that the purpose built facility designed to international TIA 942 standards will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-i. Speaking at the launch, Fola Adeola, chairman of MainOne, 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.

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Funke Opeke, chief executive officer, MainOne, said, “We are delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best-connected data centre. 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”.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Omobola Johnson, the minister of communications technology, as well as other notable industry leaders, the facility was declared opened and ready for service for enterprises and governments in West Africa.

In her comments, Johnson said that the launch of MDX-I data centre facility is a notable accomplishment that complements initiatives required to further drive the realisation of the national broadband plan of Nigeria.

“Availability of world class data centres 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.”

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