MainOne plans to expand its data centre footprint in Ghana

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Data centre infrastructure provider, MainOne, is planning to expand its subsidiary brand, MDXi, into Accra. This move is in line with its ongoing expansion plans in West Africa.

MainOne’s MDXi subsidiary is the biggest commercial data centre infrastructure provider in West Africa. It is now opening up its operations into Ghana to expand the mother company’s service profile in the country.

The new data centre infrastructure will be sited in Appolonia City, and it is expected to be ready for service in the 4th quarter of 2020. It is going to provide interconnection services for multinational and local businesses that are looking for shared services facilities for their IT resources in world-class facilities.

MainOne is poised to build the facility according to international standards. Thus, this is to assure customers of the highest quality of service to meet the requirements of their businesses.

The facility will provide MainOne’s clients with the opportunity to host their services in a facility that guarantees high-level connectivity with a global network of customers, partners and suppliers. With the new facility, the company will be ensuring a 24/7 online delivery of services for the businesses.

MainOne’s Regional Executive, Kazeem Oladepo said, “As an organization committed to providing broadband infrastructure solutions across West Africa, we are excited to make this investment to support the digitization journey of our customers with the new data centre facility.”

He also continued that, “Over the past few years, we have grown our business in Ghana to serve major enterprises and we are delighted to bring our world-class data centre expertise to deepen the Ghanaian market.

The Ghanaian economy continues to build industrial capacity to show strong economic growth and we need to deploy our best solutions to service the market

The MDXi infrastructure will come with private data centre suites, enterprise-grade 24/7 multi-level security and video surveillance. There will also be precision cooling, safety and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling and security infrastructure.

MDXi will also offer access connectivity options to all the leading telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems.

Other services coming with the MDXi brand include access to various Internet Exchanges. They include the Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), and LINX (London). The West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX) will also be available for customers.

Gbenga Adegbiji, the Director of the MDXi imprint, remarked that based on their track record “as the preferred commercial data centre in West Africa, it is with great pleasure that we announce the expansion of our MDXi footprint in Ghana.

This expansion will see MDXi contributing to the growth of the local economy by providing jobs, enhancing capacity development and economic growth.
Most importantly, it ensures that we are fully equipped and positioned to serve more businesses in Ghana as the region continues to grow its digital economy
.”

The CEO of Appolonia City, Bright Owusu-Amofah also made some comments on the impact of MainOne’s expansion on Appolonia City. He said:
The city’s innovative vision to drive industrialization and social infrastructure have been made possible through partnerships like MainOne and its subsidiary company MDXi, whose data centre infrastructure will play a major role towards the economic growth and viability of Appolonia City, and also be the backbone for a connected ICT ecosystem. We look forward to witnessing the future of Appolonia City businesses being locally hosted and digitally empowered.”

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