Leading broadband solutions company, Main One has commenced the construction of its new data centre located in Lagos, Nigeria, expected to reduce hosting costs for ISPs and help boost the local economy.
With a capacity of 600 racks, the data centre, which is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2014, would increase Main One’s hosting capacity for telecommunications operators and Internet service providers.
Supported by expertise highly experienced in building world-class Tier 3 standards data centres, the company anticipates that its data centre will be able to provide a credible and reliable co-location solution to and from all other global markets.
According to the company, the data centre will provide financial enterprises, government MDAs, telecommunications companies and ISPs with processing, storage, networking, management and data distribution services, backed by its extensive fiber and microwave network.
At the moment, most local ISPs use hosting services abroad to provide Internet services to their customers, but when Main One’s data centre is completed and operational, they would be able to host locally, thereby reducing hosting costs and helping to boost the local economy.
Main One currently delivers high speed bandwidth of 1.92 terabits per second (but has been proven to provide capacity of at least 4.96 tbps), but its biggest challenge has been getting this huge amount of capacity across the West African region to reach the millions of people and businesses that need its services.
[Images: Main One Data Centre 3D Rendering and Site Plan / Credits: Main One]