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MainOne, Minkels Announce Expansion of West Africa's Largest Tier III+ Data Centre Company (MDXi)
MainOne has announced plans to expand its data centre business, MDXi, into new territories across West Africa with a target to build new facilities in 3 new locations including Sagamu, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire in addition to an ongoing expansion of its Lekki Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. Over the next ten years, the company plans to build new data centres in each location and invest in infrastructure projects as part of a push to ramp up technology penetration in the region.
Digital transformation of West Africa
Reiterating the company's commitment to the digital transformation of West Africa, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke, highlighted the opportunities in the region and noted that ICT infrastructure investments will support rapid technology proliferation. "Given the size of its markets and status as home of some of Africa's biggest economies, West Africa has a vantage opportunity to scale up infrastructure deployment to support digital transformation. Targeted investments in the region will bridge the gap in digital infrastructure and address the increasing reliance on data storage."
Minkels is also delighted with the second phase of the project. Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels says: "We are very proud to be part of the digital transformation of West Africa. MainOne (https://www.minkels.com/
Largest Tier III facility and new TCCF certification
These certifications demonstrate MDXi's compliance to globally accepted standards on high availability, commitment towards the security and protection of the information assets of the company and its customers, and provides assurance of the quality of the Data Centre's infrastructure and ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities.
MDXi is West Africa's largest full-scale data centre provider offering colocation, wholesale deployments, interconnection and cloud services and has been dubbed the region's Telehouse, due to its status as most connected data centre, proven competence to interconnect OTTs and major network, content and financial providers as well as interconnections at multiple peering exchanges in Nigeria, Ghana, Amsterdam, and London. Additional information can be found on www.mdx-i.com
Minkels is a knowledge-driven producer and worldwide supplier of high-quality solutions for data centre infrastructure. Minkels is part of the brand portfolio of Legrand, a publicly traded company (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR) with worldwide sales in the low voltage installation, data network and data centre markets. Legrand operates in more than 180 countries and achieved worldwide revenues of 5 billion euros in 2016. Minkels' products stand out for their innovativeness and flexibility. Customers can always be assured of getting the very latest data centre technology, modular solutions that respond to evolving, customer-specific business requirements. For more information about Minkels, please go to www.minkels.com