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MainOne, an Equinix Company to host African Peering & Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2023 in Ghana

Emmanuel Kwarteng, Country Manager, MainOne Ghana, applauded Ghana’s selection to host AfPiF 2023 and stated that “Ghana’s strategic location, ease of access, and budding telecommunications industry makes it the best location

Following a successful bid process, MainOne (www.MainOne.net), an Equinix Company has been announced as the host of the 12th edition of The African Peering & Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place in Accra, Ghana in 2023.  Speaking at this year’s event in Kigali, Emmanuel Kwarteng, Country Manager, MainOne Ghana, applauded Ghana’s…

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    • Oluwasayo Oshadami (right), GM, Technical Solutions, MainOne, and International Partnership Director Onno Bos (left) of AMS-IX, signed the deal during the African Peering Forum (AfPIF) in Kigali.
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Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi), an Equinix Company, Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Launch Neutral Internet Exchange Services in Lagos, Nigeria

AMS-IX will be setting up an internet exchange at MDXi, the carrier-neutral Data Center of MainOne in Lagos Nigeria

AMS-IX (www.AMS-IX.net), one of the largest Internet Exchange operators in the world, and MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi) (www.MDX-i.com), an Equinix (www.EQUINIX.com) company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to operate and grow Internet Exchange services in Africa. AMS-IX will be setting up an internet exchange at MDXi, the carrier-neutral Data…

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Nerds Unite 2022: Highlighting The Power of Global Interconnection for Businesses in West Africa

The event is MainOne’s flagship customer event, bringing industry experts together with MainOne customers to discuss trends and opportunities in the Digital economy

‘The critical role of infrastructure for the global interconnection of West African enterprises to achieve borderless growth’ was the main theme of the keynote address at MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Nerds Unite 2022. Taking place last week, the event is MainOne’s flagship customer event, bringing industry experts together with MainOne customers to…

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Nerds Unite 2022: Highlighting Limitless Possibilities with Connection to Global Digital Infrastructure

With over 4000 participants since inception, Nerds Unite has showcased leading technology solutions to MainOne Customers and has hosted major players in the global and local IT industry

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), an Equinix Company, the leading provider of wholesale connectivity and data center services in West Africa is set to host the 7th edition of its flagship event, Nerds Unite. The highly engaging annual event themed: ‘The Power of Global Interconnection’ is scheduled to hold June 23, 2022. This…

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MainOne expands Digital footprint with the launch of MDXi Lekki II Data Center

The new Lekki II Data Center offers open access connectivity to all the leading telecom networks in Nigeria with established presence on the Lekki campus

Lagos continues to take the lead in growing digital investments across Africa with the recent launch of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) new Data Center, “Lekki II” by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Following closely on the heels of its acquisition by Equinix, the world's digital infrastructure company, the new data…

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Equinix Enters Africa, Closing the US$320 Million Acquisition of MainOne

Acquisition signals the first step in Equinix’s long-term strategy to become a leading African carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company, enabling organizations to accelerate digital transformation throughout the continent

Equinix, Inc. (www.Equinix.com) (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world's digital infrastructure company™, today announced it has completed its deal to acquire West African data center and connectivity solutions provider MainOne (www.MainOne.net) for an enterprise value of US$320M, marking the beginning of its expansion into the African continent. The completion of this acquisition…

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MainOne expands Global Cloud Connect services to drive Business Digital Transition in West Africa

The MainOne Cloud Connect service ensures direct, secure, and reliable network connectivity between enterprise data centers or office locations and public cloud providers

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), the leading provider of connectivity solutions for businesses in West Africa is empowering enterprises to adopt Cloud technology by connecting businesses across the region directly and privately to public cloud service providers.   The MainOne Cloud Connect service ensures direct, secure, and reliable network connectivity between enterprise data…

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Equinix to Expand into Africa with Acquisition of MainOne

Expansion Aims to Enable Organizations to Accelerate Digital Transformation throughout Africa

Equinix, Inc.(www.Equinix.com) (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world's digital infrastructure company™, today announced its expansion into Africa through its intended acquisition of MainOne (www.MainOne.net), a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider, with presence in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The acquisition is expected to close Q1 of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of…

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MainOne supports VIPNET with increased capacity

VIPNET is a telecommunications operator that provides connectivity services and technology integration solutions through the national broadband coverage

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has upgraded Ivorian ISP, VIPNET’s capacity from 155Mbps to 1Gbps. VIPNET is a telecommunications operator that provides connectivity services and technology integration solutions through the national broadband coverage. Over the years, VIPNET has positioned itself as one of the…

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Energy efficiency is key to the sustainability of data centres in Africa

Africa is experiencing some of the fastest growth in internet access seen around the world, largely due to its young population

Access to affordable, reliable and environmentally sustainable sources of electricity is a pressing issue for the growing number of Data Centre operators across Africa. These facilities need to ensure a high availability of power to mitigate downtime, but many African countries face frequent power outages. Existing Data Centres have relied…