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MDX-i to drive MainOne’s N7b Data Centre amid Lagos launch

MDX-i to drive MainOne’s N7b Data Centre amid Lagos launch
A new subsidiary MDX-i will manage the N7 billion premier Data Centre built by MainOne, the cable company has said today at the launch of the facility sited in Lagos.
MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, today fornally launched its premier Tier III Lekki Data Centre in Lagos.
Artist impression of MainOne Data Centre in Lagos
Artist impression of MainOne Data Centre in Lagos
According to the Nigerian technology company, MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Centre is the first of many planned data centers by the company in Nigeria costing N7 billion and with 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.
The Nigerian technology company says the facility will also address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.
Under the plan, MainOne announced that the purpose built facility designed to international TIA 942 standards will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-i.

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Speaking at the launch, Mr Fola Adeola, 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.
On her part, Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, said, “We are 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”
During a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson,  as well as other notable industry leaders, the facility was declared opened and ready for service for Enterprises & Government in West Africa.
In her comments, Dr Johnson, the Minister of Communications Technology, said that the launch of MDX-i data centre facility is a notable accomplishment that complements initiatives required to further drive the realization of the National  broadband plan Nigeria.
According to the CommTech Minister, “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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