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Nigeria’s MainOne eyes ‘very aggressive’ expansion

Nigeria’s top digital infrastructure player MainOn is set to “aggressively” expand its data centre footprint in the Lagos region through its colocation subsidiary MDXi. The operator said it plans to build a second data centre in Lekki, dubbed Lekki II. Lekki is located to the south-east of...

October 14

MTN Nigeria plans $1.5bn internet investment

Nigerian’s telecoms business MTN Nigeria is set to invest 600 billion naira ($1.5 billion) over the next three years in a boost to broadband services across the country. The figure, shared by CEO Karl Toriola in an analyst call earlier this week, will be used to bulk up 4G coverage as well as broadband services in rural Nigeria, with over 3,000 rural communities included ...

August 05

Actis’ Rack Centre doubles Lagos data centre capacity

West Africa data centre operator Rack Centre has completed the doubling of its IT load capacity to 1.5 MW at its Lagos campus, further serving cloud providers, content providers, and enterprise customers with additional 6,500 sq ft of data centre white space. The LGS 1 facility in the Nigerian capital provides a carrier-neutral ecosystem with over 40 carriers and internet s...

$700m ACE subsea cable now linking South Africa to French Brittany

The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable has been extended down the coast of western Africa from São Tomé and Príncipe to South Africa. The cable is now connecting Duynefontein, north of Cape Town in South Africa, to Penmarch, in the French region of Brittany. Along the 17,000Km route, the cable has sub-lines going into Portugal, Canary Islands, Mauritania, Se...

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