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MainOne Picks Minkels to Enhance Position in West-African Data Center Market

Minkels, part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR), has been chosen as data center supplier for premier West African connectivity and data center solutions company, MainOne

MainOne blazed a trail in Africa with its undersea fibre optic cable connecting West Africa to Europe and the construction of West Africa’s largest commercial Tier III+ Data Center, MDXi.

MainOne observed a strong market demand for a world class, carrier-neutral co-location data center in Nigeria in 2012.

“The market demand rapidly outstripped the co-location space in our landing station and necessitated the construction of a purpose built Tier III facility with 600 rack capacity. We developed the Lekki data center (MDXi) over 24 months and launched in January 2015 to keep up with customer demand”, Ms. Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOn said in a statement made available to NigerianBulletin.

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MainOne, in search of best of breed solutions, conducted a global search for a more flexible Cold Aisle Containment System (CAC) to accommodate the various needs of their global customers with racks of varying widths and heights. “We considered manufacturing in China to meet our specifications and also direct purchase from various OEMS.

Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels, who is also delighted with the partnership with MainOne said: “We are very proud that MainOne has selected Minkels as their data center supplier. We see MainOne as a company that knows how to drive Internet use across the West African region. MainOne invests heavily in growing the broadband ecosystem in West Africa. This benefits both inhabitants as Internet enabled business models across the region. We are more than happy to be part of that development.”

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