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International Data Centre Group (IDC-G) adds Main One in West Africa onto its Global Footprint

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), the first global data centre alliance, adds West Africa onto its global footprint via its latest member Main One Cable Company, the premier communications services provider and data centre operator in Nigeria and Ghana.

Located in its administrative offices in Lagos, Nigeria, Main One Cable Company, West Africa’s leading communications services company operates its two data centres in its cable landing stations in Lagos and Accra. Main One data centres offer highly conditioned, secure, Tier 3 power rated rack space in rooms that are connected to a backbone, via diverse physical and logical network paths.

The facilities are home to Main One’s 1.92Tbps submarine cable system connecting West Africa to the rest of the world. Beyond the existing facilities, the company is actively planning the construction of additional data centres in Lagos. Given this increased focus on the data centre business, Main One is pleased to become a member of the IDC-G alliance of world class data centers around the globe.

“Main One, led by Funke Opeke, who really is an exemplary visionary, has made a great impact on the African market, especially in Nigeria. We cannot be more pleased to have such a major player in West Africa on board,” said Guy Willner, Executive Chairman of International Data Centre Group.

Responding to the partnership, the Chief Executive Officer of Main One Cable, Ms. Funke Opeke said “The alliance with the International Data Centre Group will create knowledge sharing platforms which we can leverage to further strengthen our data centre operations in West Africa. In addition, the business networking opportunities will further help raise the awareness of the tremendous opportunities for data centre operations in West Africa”.

About IDC-G

Headquartered in London, IDC-G is a data centre service provider representing an alliance of high quality, carrier neutral data centres across 5 continents, with a focus on emerging and high-growth markets. From initial investigation to deployment with a single interface for premium data centre services, IDC-G has the service for their clients no matter where they are in their data centre cycle. IDC-G's clients can leverage world-class industry experience combined with the local expertise of its Alliance Members, as well as the assurance that comes with the IDC-G stamp of data centre excellence. IDC-G was launched in 2010 by Guy Willner, the co-founder of Europe’s leading carrier neutral data centre provider IXEurope, which was acquired by Equinix Inc. in 2007 for USD555m.

As of today, IDC-G has 33 data centres in 19 countries. For more information see www.idc-g.com.

About Main One:

Main One is a wholly African-owned communications Services Company delivering international connectivity and world-class broadband services to companies in West Africa. Backed by its open access,1.92 Tbps submarine cable system and a state-of-the-art IP NGN backbone network, Main One delivers wholesale communication services to Telecom Operators, Internet Service Providers, Governments and Large Enterprises in the region. Furthermore, the company has leveraged its growing regional terrestrial network, world class data centre facilities, and partnership with Tier 1 upstream carriers for Internet Connectivity to ensure the reliability and affordability of its services and has gained recognition within two years of operation as a preferred wholesale communications service provider in West Africa. For more details on Main One, visit www.mainonecable.com

International Data Centre Group:
Yidan Wang:
Email: yidan.wang@idc-g.com
Tel: +44 207 117 6300
or
Main One Cable:
Jumoke AkandeAs
Product Development Manager
Email: marketing@mainonecable.com
Tel: +234 1 448 9519

Source: IDC-G