MainOne Cable to Open Data Center in Nigeria

MainOne one of the communication service company has plans to build a standard data center in Nigeria. MainOne Nigeria facility will include 600 racks and expected to be fully operational by 2014. This facility will be capable of providing services for telecom operators and Internet service providers (ISPs).

Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke said, “The Data Centre will boost infrastructure in the country. The data centre would have full capacity to host large and small volume of sensitive data from small and big organizations. Opeke added, “Those organizations that are hosting their data outside the country should begin to make adequate arrangement to re-route their data to Nigeria and get them securely hosted in our planned new data centre for Nigeria.”

MainOne’s CFO (Chief Financial Officer), Babatunde Dada stated that data centers would be a physical facility

that would Nigeria in a special way. Opeke is one of the female voices in the African tech industry stated data centers to build in Nigeria would have enough bandwidth to host a large number of sensitive data for various organizations.

About MainOne:

MainOne is a communication service company with submarine communication cable stretching from Portugal to South Africa. MainOne’s cable system spans over 14, 000 kilometers for internet and international connectivity. MainOne provide open access to wholesale international connectivity to West African countries. MainOne owns submarine cable which spans over a distance of 7, 000 kilometers along the African coastline with landings in Portugal, Ghana and Nigeria. MainOne provides communication services to Enterprises, Internet Service Providers and Government organizations in African region.

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