US$37.3mn data centre launched in Nigeria

ribbon(From left to right) Olusola Oworu, commissioner of commerce and industry of Lagos State, Fola Adeola, chairman of MainOne, Omobola Johnson, minister of communications technology and Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne at the launch of MainOne's new Tier III Data Center. (Image source: MainOne)Network solution provider MainOne has announced the launch of US$37.3mn Tier III Lekki Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria

According to the company, the new data centre would address the growing demand for cloud and disaster recovery services in West Africa.

Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne, said, “We are delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best connected data centre. This reaffirms our capabilities in meeting the needs of business for reliable connectivity and data centre services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy.”

Omobola Johnson, minister of communications technology of Nigeria, added that the launch of Tier III Lekki Data Centre is a notable accomplishment that complements initiatives required to further drive the realisation of the broadband plan of Nigeria.

“Availability of world-class data centres in Nigeria is critical infrastructure required for the implementation of our broadband initiatives. The accomplishment by MainOne is indeed significant as it provides an outsourcing and cost-effective model to further drive ICT adoption,” noted Johnson.

Opeke revealed that the Tier III Lekki Data Centre is the first of many planned data centres by the company in Nigeria.

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