MainOne expands data centre footprint in Ghana

48795358338 2239a3d0a8 cInternet service provider MainOne has announced the expansion of its data centre brand MDXi to Accra Ghana in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans

The new data centre, based in Appolonia City, is expected to be ready for service in the Q4 2020 and will cater to the demand for colocation and interconnection services for multinationals and local businesses seeking shared services facilities for their ICT resources.

Kazeem Oladepo, the regional executive, said, “As an organisation committed to providing broadband infrastructure solutions across West Africa, we are excited to make this investment to support the digitisation journey of our customers with the new data centre facility.”

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

Regarding the impact the expansion will have on the city, Bright Owosu-Amofah, CEO Appolonia City, said, “The city’s innovative vision to drive industrialisation and social infrastructure has 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.”

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