MainOne begins construction on data centre in Ghana’s Appolonia City



The facility is planned to be built and operated in accordance with the same operational standards currently maintained at MainOne's data centre in Nigeria

Mobilisation and preliminary construction activities have begun at the site with the easing of the government-imposed lock-down restriction in Accra in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic.

West African data centre solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on its data centre project in Appolonia City, Ghana.

The company revealed in their announcement last year that the data centre will be constructed on a secured 4,047-sqm land area in Appolonia, Ghana.

The facility is planned to be built and operated in accordance with the same operational standards currently maintained at MainOne and West Africa’s largest data centre, MDXi Lagos, in Nigeria.

“When completed, it will deliver best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services,” said MainOne in a written post.


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“The 100-rack world-class facility will feature private colocation whitespace, enterprise-grade 24×7 multi-level security and video surveillance, precision cooling, safety and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling and security infrastructure.

“It will be operated as a carrier neutral facility with connectivity options to the MainOne submarine cable system, extensive global network and partners, as well as a host of other international connectivity cable systems and networks.”

The project which was initially scheduled for completion in December 2020 will now be ready for services at the end of quarter 1 in 2021 due to the delays caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global supply chain and the delivery of key component of the facility, according to the company.

The data centre is set to offer open access connectivity options to all MNOs, ISPs, corporate and public sector customers in Ghana as well as access to various Internet Exchanges including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), and the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), hosted by MainOne in Nigeria.

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