Nigeria-based MainOne, which describes itself as a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for business users in West Africa, has opened a Tier III Data Centre to address the growing demand for colocation, cloud and disaster recovery services in the region. The purpose built facility will be managed by a new subsidiary, called MDX-i. MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Center is the first of a number of planned data centres being considered by MainOne. It is a NGN7 billion (USD37.8 million) investment and has capacity for 600 racks.
Speaking at the launch of MDX-i, the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, said: ‘Availability of world class data centres in Nigeria is critical [in terms of the] 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.’