A ground breaking ceremony has brought anticipation in Nigeria as MainOne Data Centre has unveiled the plan to open West Africa’s Biggest Data centre, it will be 1,500 square meters with a 600 rack capacity.
The ground breaking ceremony was attended by dignitaries including representatives from LASG, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Captains of Industry, the media and company stakeholders.
“We are delighted with this project because of the immense benefits it will provide our customers. Internet penetration has been a huge issue in Nigeria especially to the hinterlands. The new Data Centre will leverage on MainOne’s network which is peered with leading operators and internet exchanges worldwide to provide global reach to our customers across all locations,” said The MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke.
She stated that the Data Centre, when completed would have redundancy built in to ensure no single point of failure within the facility; adding that the MainOne Data Center at Lekki would pave the way for the establishment of additional Data Centres and Point of Presence (POPs) across Nigeria and other West African nations.
Also commenting on the MainOne Data Centre, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, MainOne, Folu Aderibigbe said that the project is further proof of MainOne’s commitment to enhance infrastructure within its primary markets.
“The MainOne Data Centre will help transform Africa into a digital economy. The project will also aid reduction of information technology costs and risks while enhancing business efficiency and profitability”, he said.
Aderibigbe pointed out that one of the unique features of the MainOne is its direct access to MainOne Metro and International fibre and all the major interconnection with telecom networks in Nigeria and Ghana.