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Frost & Sullivan’s recognition for MainOne unit

Frost & Sullivan’s recognition for MainOne unit
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MainOne’s data centre business unit, MDX-I, has been recognised with the 2015 Nigerian Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership.
Frost & Sullivan says the MainOne unit is being recognised for offering superior customer value to drive the growth of a digital economy across West Africa.
MainOne commenced operations in 2010 with an undersea fibre cable connecting West Africa to Europe. The privately-owned, first-of-its-kind, open access 1.92 Terabyte per Second (Tbps) fibre cable facilitates international connectivity and world-class broadband services across West Africa.
In January 2015, MainOne inaugurated its $40 million Tier III Lekki data centre in Lagos, which is managed by a new MainOne subsidiary, MDX-I.

[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“MainOne commenced operations in 2010 with an undersea fibre cable connecting West Africa to Europe. The privately-owned, first-of-its-kind, open access 1.92 Terabyte per Second (Tbps) fibre cable facilitates international connectivity and world-class broadband services across West Africa.” [/blockquote]

Handout photo shows Dr Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology formally commissions the MainOne Data Centre in Lagos
Handout photo shows Dr Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology at the time, formally commissions the MainOne Data Centre in Lagos
MDX-I obtained a Tier III Certification from the Uptime Institute in December 2014, which positions it as one of the highest rated data centres in West Africa. MainOne has also received PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and ISO 27001:2013 certifications for this facility which assures its customers that it imbibes global standards and best practices in security and operational processes.
The company invested in its own dedicated power transmission infrastructure which connects it directly to the national grid for power, in addition to two 1.25 MegaWatts generators, says MainOne, an investment that has enabled it to reduce its direct carbon footprint and diesel costs, while still maintaining mission-critical power availability.
Furthermore, MainOne has invested in building several hundred kilometres of terrestrial fibre in Nigeria and Ghana, providing a highly reliable network that is interconnected with major network operators and Internet service providers in markets with significant broadband infrastructure deficits.
Already, the company is providing value to customers with connectivity services delivered to more than 400 blue chip companies in Nigeria and Ghana.
“MainOne has set up a carrier-neutral model within its co-location data centre facility, and offers disaster recovery, data storage and cloud services in addition to basic collocation and interconnection services,” Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, Vivienne Mutembwa says. “The advanced infrastructure greatly bolsters the expansion goals of Nigerian enterprises by empowering them to cost effectively scale up business services that involve data management and storage.”
Receiving the award on behalf of MainOne, Vremudia Oghene-Rueme, Data Centre Manager at MainOne says“the Customer Value Leadership award by Frost and Sullivan is truly an honour. It means a great deal to us that MainOne is recognized for innovation and leadership in the telecommunications industry, even as we continue to make strategic investments to enhance our network infrastructure and extend our capacity and reach across the West African sub-region and beyond”.
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