MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has opened its premier Tier III Lekki Data Centre to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa. The purpose built facility, designed to international TIA 942 standards, will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-I.
MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Centre is the first of many planned data centres by the company in Nigeria. It is a N7bn (about $37 milion) investment and has capacity for 600 racks. The data centre provides corporate customers with world class Colocation, Cloud and Managed Services and the first set of customers will enjoy services starting from this month.
Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of MainOne, Fola Adeola 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.
Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke 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 centre services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy.’
In her comments, the Nigerian minister of communications technology, Dr. (Mrs.) Omobola 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 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.’