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MainOne and Facebook announce open-access fiber network in Nigeria

MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in Edo and Ogun States, two of Nigeria’s fastest growing states

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has announced a metro fiber infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria, with support from Facebook. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this project, MainOne is building and operating approximately 750 km terrestrial fiber infrastructure in…

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    • L-R Toby Shapshak, Keynote Speaker; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; and Libby Barr, Chief Operating Officer, Avanti Communications at Nerds Unite 2019, MainOne’s annual IT event at Oriental… recently”
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Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration with converged solution

The companies made this announcement on Friday at Nerds Unite, an annual IT conference hosted by MainOne

Avanti Communications Group plc (Avanti) (www.AvantiPlc.com) a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and MainOne (http://www.MainOne.net), a premier connectivity and data centre solutions company in West Africa, have signed an agreement to jointly improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the…

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MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke honored with Data Centre Dynamics “Business Leader of the Year” award

Opeke was recognized for her role in leading her company, MainOne to success in West Africa, taking on the task of building a Tier III certified data centre

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne (www.MainOne.net) CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Business Leader of the Year Award recognises a company or individual who…

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MDXI launches West Africa’s Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange (IX) with Asteroid

The West African Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), is based on Asteroid’s lightweight design and will be located in MDXI’s Tier III Data Centre, in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa’s biggest economic hub

West Africa’s largest data centre provider, MDXI and global IXP platform provider, Asteroid have partnered to launch a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) for West Africa. The West African Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), is based on Asteroid’s lightweight design and will be located in MDXI’s Tier III Data Centre, in Lagos,…

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MDXI achieves Microsoft Gold Data Centre competency, SAP recertification

Attaining Gold Partner status is an important step for MDXI in its drive towards supporting local companies face issues on digital transformation

West Africa’s largest full-scale data centre provider MDXI (http://www.MDX-I.com/), has attained the Gold Data Centre certification from Microsoft, thus strengthening its position as one of the leading Cloud Services providers in Africa demonstrating "best-in-class" capability to meet Microsoft's customers' needs. The Gold Data Centre is the highest partnership level with…

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TE SubCom chosen to extend MainOne Cable System to francophone region

New landings designated for 7,000km submarine communications cable stretching from Portugal to West Africa

TE SubCom (http://www.TE.com/global-en/industries/subsea-communications.html), a TE Connectivity Ltd (http://www.TE.com/) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has secured a contract from leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne(http://www.MainOne.net/), to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting…

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MainOne and Orange ink deal to boost internet access into Francophone West Africa

More specifically, this cable extension is an opportunity to improve connectivity and offer a broader range of services for both Orange Côte d’Ivoire & Senegal’s Sonatel

French Telecoms company, Orange (www.Orange.com)  and leading West African Connectivity and Data Centre services provider, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) have struck a partnership that will see the French telecoms giant co-invest in two new cable landing stations in Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire while the broadband infrastructure provider will provide additional…

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    • L-R: General Manager, MDXI Data Centres, Gbenga Adegbiji, receiving the Tier III Constructed Facility Certification (TCCF) foil for its Lekki Data Centre from Chief Revenue Officer, Uptime Institute, Phil Collerton during the Data Centre Dynamics Africa Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa… recently
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MDXi joins Data Centre leaders and Uptime Institute to discuss Africa’s digital transformation

MDXi is building a Data Centre ecosystem across West Africa with investments in its Tier III Lekki Data Centre in Lagos and upcoming investments in in Sagamu - Ogun State, Accra – Ghana, Abidjan - Cote D’Ivoire and Dakar - Senegal

West Africa’s leading data centre company, MDXi (www.MDX-I.com) has reiterated the importance of edge data centres to enable African consumers enjoy improved online experiences with much reduced latency, while significantly reducing transit costs. The company’s General Manager responsible for its West African expansion, Gbenga Adegbiji quotes an ACG Research (a Telecoms…

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MainOne’s MDXI achieves TCCF… now most certified Data Center in Nigeria

MDXI’s 600 rack facility in Lekki is the premier commercial Data Center in West Africa built to meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region

MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With this new milestone, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, the…

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Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session

The Africa Panel session at ITW was sponsored by MainOne for the 7th year in a row and continues to provide a platform for players to share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges across the region with a global audience

Experts at the Africa Session of the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have described terrestrial fibre constraints as the mother of all bottlenecks hindering increased Internet penetration on the continent. During his presentation on the theme “Enabling Content on the African Continent”, Chief Executive Officer of research firm, Xalam…