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West Africa's biggest Data Centre from Main One to be ready by Q2 2014, CEO says

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By TECHNOLOGY TIMES Reporter

Lagos. July 15, 2013: Main One says that its Data Centre which is under construction in Lagos and planned to be the largest of such technology infrastructure in West Africa will be completed by second quarter of 2014.

Main One, which turns three this July says the 600-rack Data Centre sited in Lagos and ranked as the largest in West Africa is designed to meet Tier 3+ certification requirements.
Main One, which turns three this July says the 600-rack Data Centre sited in Lagos and ranked as the largest in West Africa is designed to meet Tier 3+ certification requirements.

Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One says the company embarked on the project as part of a major initiative to cater for the hosting needs of business and service providers in the fast growing market for such outsourced services.

Main One, which turns three this July says the 600-rack Data Centre sited in Lagos and ranked as the largest in West Africa is designed to meet Tier 3+ certification requirements.

“The facility is being built to world-class standards and will offer a level of reliability and affordability that will make it particularly attractive to businesses with mission-critical business applications looking to collocate their infrastructure. With superior carrier neutral connectivity, reliable power, effective cooling, fire protection  and security solutions, the data center will adequately cater to the hosting needs of businesses and service providers”, Opeke adds.

She adds that the Data Centre comes follows series of partnerships by Main One with nationwide carriers to be able to connect customers across Nigeria including the recent launch of its Metro Ethernet service, a carrier-grade Ethernet solution that can connect multiple locations within Lagos.

Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One
Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One

According to Opeke, “Main One is rebranding as we turn 3 this July. This is to bring our brand identity in line with our new strategic direction of being a communications service provider to institutions in West Africa. We are rebranding Main One, extending our reach within Nigeria and across West Africa, expanding our products and services portfolio, and breaking ground on our new Tier 3 Data Centre facilities.”

Opeke adds that Main One Cable Company rebranded itself as “’Main One” to reflect the company’s evolution from being solely a wholesale bandwidth provider to a full-service communications company.

“Main One has been at the forefront of driving broadband penetration across West Africa since our inception. In order to achieve our vision of improving access to broadband services across the sub-region, we have taken decisive action to invest in our terrestrial network in multiple countries, increased our product and service offerings beyond basic connectivity, and formed strategic partnerships with various operators to enhance our portfolio of services. We are excited about the future prospects in our market and look forward to launching the new brand identity to symbolize the tremendous opportunity ahead of us to transform the broadband landscape in West Africa”, she adds.

 

 

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