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    • From left: Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, Cote D’Ivoire, Minister Bruno Koné; Member, Board of Directors, MainOne, Dapo Oshinusi and Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke receiving the license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote D’Ivoire last week
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MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

Construction of a fourth cable authorised by the government will improve the international connectivity of the country and will provide a lot more opportunities for the national market while increasing competition

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne…

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Avanti Gateway Earth Station Goes Live in MDXI data centre

Given the satellite’s footprint across Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, the services provided will greatly enhance eGovernment, eLearning, eCommerce, eHealth and eBanking services in rural areas among others

MDXI (www.MDX-I.com) data centre, a subsidiary of MainOne (www.MainOne.net), has partnered with Avanti Communications Group Plc (“Avanti”) (www.AvantiPlc.com), a leading British satellite operator, to host and manage the satellite operator’s in-country Gateway Earth Station (GES). The partnership has already delivered the commissioning of Avanti’s first GES in West Africa, hosted…

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MainOne listed as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria

The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading communications Services Company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Center, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which…

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MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break’ campaign

The campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as the most interconnected and reliable West African data center company

West Africa’s premier Data Center solutions provider, MDXi (a MainOne company) (http://www.MDX-i.com) (www.MainOne.net) has launched an advertising campaign aimed at reinforcing the company’s position as the data center provider of choice for enterprises in the region. Tagged “Take a Break”, the campaign will increase awareness of the MDXi brand as…

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African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

An initiative of the Internet Society, the three-day conference focused on developing Internet interconnection and traffic exchange opportunities

West Africa’s leading provider of connectivity and data center solutions, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reiterated the importance of Internet traffic domiciliation as a key requirement for growing the internet ecosystem in Africa. Speaking at the just concluded African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke challenged the…

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MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Open-Connect guarantees the best cross connect services in Nigeria, enabling customers bypass the public internet and connect directly to partners, cloud and SaaS providers with secure, reliable and flexible direct connections

Following the partnership of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering…

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MainOne leads West Africa Data Center developments as CEO is nominated as top EMEA influencer at DataCloud Europe

During the event, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke was nominated as one of 50 top influencers transforming the data center and cloud landscape in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

West Africa’s premier Connectivity and Data Center Solutions Company, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reinforced its commitment to building out West Africa’s Data Center capacity at the Data Center Africa Summit taking place at the DataCloud Europe 2017 conference in Monaco this week. During the event, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…

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Recession: Nigerian businesses can remain profitable with outsourced Data Center and Cloud solutions

Leading enterprise businesses in Nigeria have confirmed how MainOne’s data center service has helped reduce their operational and capital expenses while enhancing flexibility and agility

For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates. To manage cash flows, businesses may have had to reduce or halt spending totally. However, the companies that will come out of the recession…

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Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center to peer local Internet traffic

The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content providers already connected to MainOne to grow traffic in the Nigerian Internet Exchange

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content providers already connected to MainOne (wwwMainOne.net) to grow traffic in the Nigerian…