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MainOne MDXi data centre in Ghana opens for business

Operator has now a presence in three countries, servicing customers from three data centre facilities in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), and Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire).

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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June 28, 2021 | 2:06 PM BST

MainOne MDXi data centre in Ghana opens for business

From left to right, Emmanuel Kwarteng, Country Manager, MainOne Ghana; Solomon Asamoah, CEO, GIIF; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Mrs. Veronica Rita Sackey, Director, PPBME, Ministry Of Communications; Africanus Mensah, Board Chairman, MainOne Ghana; Mrs. Olusola Ogundimu, Board Member, MainOne Ghana; and Gbenga Adegbiji, COO, MDXi. Source: MainOne

Nigeria’s MainOne has officially brought online a new data centre in the capital of neighbouring Ghana.

The Appolonia Data Center, part of MainOne’s subsidiary MDXi, built in Accra has been designed to cater to the increasing demand for colocation and interconnection services by multinationals and businesses seeking shared services for their ICT resources across West Africa.

From right to left, Aficanus Mensah, Board Chairman, MainOne Ghana; Mrs. Veronica Rita Sackey, Director, PPBME, Ministry Of Communications, Ghana and Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne. Source: MainOne

The 100+ rack facility was open by Emmanuel Kwarteng, Country Manager, MainOne Ghana; Solomon Asamoah, CEO, GIIF; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Veronica Rita Sackey, Director, PPBME, Ministry Of Communications; Africanus Mensah, Board Chairman, MainOne Ghana; Olusola Ogundimu, Board Member, MainOne Ghana; and Gbenga Adegbiji, COO, MDXi.

Mensah said: “Ghana has waited for a premium and world-class facility with the capabilities of the data centre that we are launching today at MDXi Appolonia City.

“We are confident that this world-class data centre will positively impact business growth in Ghana as it expands the frontiers of the digital revolution and transformation in our country, and I am immensely proud as a Ghanaian national to be a major part of this future enhancing benefits and development for our various business industries and ultimately our beloved country,”

The data centre is linked various Internet Exchanges including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DE-CIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), as well as the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX).

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