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MainOne to Build Data Centre in Appolonia City, Accra
MainOne is set to expand its data centre brand, MDXi into Ghana next year, the company has announced.
The company’s MDXi subsidiary (the largest commercial data center services provider in West Africa) will be based in Appolonia City – a 2,325-acre mixed-use project being developed for residential properties, retail and other commercial centres, as well as schools, healthcare and other social infrastructure.
In line with its parent company’s leadership in the telecoms sector, MainOne’s 100-rack facility will offer open access connectivity options to all the leading telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems. As well as access to various Internet Exchanges including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), and the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX).
Regional Executive at MainOne, Kazeem Oladepo says: ‘As an organization committed to providing broadband infrastructure solutions across West Africa, we are excited to make this investment to support the digitization journey of our customers with the new data center facility.
‘Over the past few years, we have grown our business in Ghana to serve major enterprises and we are delighted to bring our world-class data centre expertise to deepen the Ghanaian market. The Ghanaian economy continues to build industrial capacity to show strong economic growth and we need to deploy our best solutions to service the market.’
Appolonia City CEO, Bright Owosu-Amofah added: ‘The city’s innovative vision to drive industrialization 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.
‘We look forward to witnessing the future of Appolonia City businesses being locally hosted and digitally empowered.’
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