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MainOne Launches Data Center in West Africa

MainOne, West Africa’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has concluded plans to launch its Tier 3 Data Center in Q3 2014. The US$40 million facility is built to meet the rapidly growing demand for advanced data and managed services in Africa.

The 600 Rack Data Center, sitting on 3,500 square meters is the largest purpose built in West Africa, designed to provide a fault-tolerant environment to safely store and access critical data and IT equipment. Scheduled for inauguration in Q3 2014, the facility guarantees open access to all major local and global networks available in Nigeria and on-demand collocation facilities required to deploy and grow IT operations for Clients’ business.

The Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, said “With Africa recognized as home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, the continent has emerged a dynamic business hub. We recognize the increasing demand for Data Center services, backed by reliable connectivity solutions. We believe that with more reliable data centers, we can support that growth and cater for the world-class hosting needs of African businesses and service providers in Africa,“

To further bolster its capabilities in the local market, the Company also recently launched its Branch Connectivity solution to guarantee secure and reliable connections between sites within metro, national and international boundaries. The solution leverages MainOne’s growing Metro Ethernet and Multi-Protocol Label Switching Network within Nigeria and Ghana to deliver a connectivity platform capable of carrying voice, data and multimedia applications. This solution provides businesses with scalable bandwidth to expedite the accelerated growth and provide a consistent experience irrespective of location, while ensuring the highest levels of availability.

MainOne, a company launched in 2010 has transitioned from its inception as a submarine cable Company to become a leading provider of innovative telecom network solutions for businesses in West Africa. These new products reinforce the company’s commitment to putting African and businesses online. Additional information can be found on www.mainone.net/service.

May 12, 2014