MainOne Launches Interconnect Service in bid to Become West Africa’s Largest Internet Hub

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Leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa MainOne has launched Open-Connect, a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and internet service providers (ISPs) for the customers of its Data Center company MDXi.

Vendor-neutral data centre MDXi is the only Tier III facility with PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications in Africa and is home to West Africa’s biggest internet exchange (IXPN).

MainOne has connections to internet exchanges in Lagos, Amsterdam, London and Ghana and over 50 Points of Presence locations across West Africa through which it enables carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without heavy investments in additional infrastructure.

Open-Connect improves interconnection, collaboration and peering within the MDXi Lekki data centre and the IXPN, enabling the creation of an environment that allows collocated customers connect to multiple networks, cloud and content providers.

The product also reduces the cost of backhaul links to various providers and offers competitive pricing in an open access, carrier-neutral environment.

Open-Connect guarantees the best cross connect services in Nigeria, enables customers to bypass the public Internet and connect directly to partners, cloud and SaaS providers with secure, reliable and flexible direct connections.

Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne said, “This solution will enable more operators and carriers take advantage of the connections of the IXPN within MainOne’s connected Data Center and enhance Internet traffic originating and terminating on any network in Nigeria to remain in-country.”

It will improve traffic growth and localization in Nigeria, reduce latency and improve speed and better quality of services to end users.

MainOne’s data centre MDXi recently partnered with the Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria.

Open-Connect leverages on this partnership which provides the Exchange with an IPV4/V6 network, backed by diverse backhaul, links back across Lagos and Nigeria.




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