EXPANDING FRONTIERS OF THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: MAIN ONE UNVEILS THE NEW APPOLONIA DATA CENTRE IN GHANA, WEST AFRICA

  • 2021-06-25

MainOne, the leading provider of connectivity, cloud and data center solutions in West Africa finally unveiled the Appolonia Data Center of its subsidiary, MDXi in Ghana on Thursday, 24th June 2021. The event which took place at the premises of the facility was attended by invited guests from various sectors and industries and the government. The facility, located 20 kilometers from the center of Accra, will expand MainOne’s already robust infrastructure and service profile in West Africa. The Appolonia Data Center was built to cater to the increasing demand for colocation and interconnection services by multinationals and businesses seeking shared services for their ICT resources in a world-class facility.

“Ghana has waited for a premium and world-class facility with the capabilities of the data center that we are launching today, here at Appolonia City. We are confident that this world-class data center will positively impact business growth in Ghana as it expands the frontiers of the digital revolution and transformation in our country, and I am immensely proud as a Ghanaian national to be a major part of this future enhancing benefits and development for our various business industries and ultimately our beloved country,” said Mr. Africanus Mensah, Chairman of MainOne Ghana.

In line with its parent company’s leadership in the telecoms sector, the new MDXi data center offers open access connectivity options to all the leading telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems. At the brief ceremony, invited guests took turns to tour the facility with an in-depth view of the advantages it presents to businesses. Also, in attendance was Mrs. Veronica Rita Sackey, Director, PPBME, Ministry of Communication. According to Mrs. Sackey, the strides taken by MainOne are laudable and ties into the government’s digitalization agenda.

The Appolonia Data Center which offers 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), will not only deliver state-of-the-art services but also create jobs and ultimately contribute to the economic growth of Ghana