MainOne, a provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced the expansion of its data centre brand, MDXi, into Accra in Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans.
MainOne’s MDXi subsidiary, the largest commercial data centre services provider in West Africa, is extending its imprint into Ghana with the new facility to expand MainOne’s infrastructure and service profile in the country. The new data centre facility, which will be based in Appolonia City, a mixed-use development 20 kilometres from the centre of Accra, is expected to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will cater to the increasing demand for colocation and interconnection services for multinationals and local businesses seeking shared services facilities for their ICT resources.
The 100-rack facility will offer customers the opportunity to host infrastructure in a facility able to provide high levels of availability and rich connectivity with a global network of customers, partners and suppliers. MDXi’s infrastructure will feature private data centre suites, enterprise-grade 24x7 multi-level security and video surveillance, precision cooling, safety and fire suppression systems, with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling and security infrastructure.
The 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. The facility will also offer access to various Internet Exchanges, including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), as well as the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX).