BrandArena: MainOne Opens New Data Centre in Cote d’Ivoire

Monday 6 November 2023

MainOne Opens New Data Centre in Cote d’Ivoire

West African data centre provider, MainOne, has announced the opening of its extended open access, carrier-neutral, and Uptime Tier III standards data centre in the ICT & Biotechnology Village of Côte d'Ivoire (VITIB) at Grand Bassam.

This expansion seeks to address the growing demand for data processing, storage, and communication in Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone West Africa.

"We anticipate that this facility will serve as a catalyst for digital innovation, offering a solid framework for businesses to prosper and further cementing Cote d’Ivoire’s position as the digital hub for the Francophone West African area", says Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne’s country manager in Cote d’Ivoire.

Furthermore, the company claims the expansion allows it to serve more customers in Cote d’Ivoire by providing a suite of enterprise-grade digital solutions with access to global services and internet exchanges, such as the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which is housed at the data centre.

In 2021, Equinix, a multinational data centre player, acquired MainOne. Founded in 2010, the company had three active data centres in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d'Ivoire at the time of the acquisition. In April 2022, a second Nigerian plant, in Lekki, will open. Equinix is also increasing its operations in South Africa.

According to the company, “Customers will also receive access to over 240 data centres in 32 countries across the world through secure and dedicated interconnection services at our data centre via the Equinix platform.” 

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