MainOne, An Equinix Company, Expands Data Center Footprint in Cote d’Ivoire
MainOne Press Release
November 6, 2023
MainOne, an Equinix Company, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data center solutions provider announces the launch of their expanded open access, carrier-neutral, Uptime Tier III standards Data Center, AB1.2, in VITIB, Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire, in November 2023.
From the landing of its submarine cable to the launch of the initial data center in 2019, MainOne, an Equinix Company, has consistently delivered world-class connectivity, colocation, and interconnection services to support the technological requirements of customers in Cote d’Ivoire. This expansion aims to further empower digital transformation, foster innovation, and support the ever-increasing demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone West Africa.
Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne’s Country Manager in Cote D’Ivoire, proffers his view on the anticipated launch of the new data center by explaining that, “With this launch of our new data center in Cote d’Ivoire, we are entering an exciting phase of transformation for businesses as it delivers a great opportunity to welcome more customers into our rich digital ecosystem, interconnected to the major digital players in the region and delivering 100% uptime connectivity to internet. We expect this state-of-the-art facility to become a catalyst for digital innovation, providing a robust infrastructure for enterprises to thrive, and further reinforcing Cote d’Ivoire as the digital hub for the Francophone West African region.”
This expansion serves as an opportunity to accommodate more customers in Cote d’Ivoire, providing them with a bouquet of enterprise-grade digital solutions with access to global services and internet exchanges, including the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) hosted at the data center. This state-of-the-art infrastructure will deliver advanced security systems, cutting-edge technologies, global certifications, in-country expert support and the region’s largest interconnected ecosystem to guarantee peak performance. Following the company’s acquisition by Equinix, customers will also gain access to over 240 data centers in 32 countries across the world through secure and dedicated interconnection services at our data center via the Equinix platform.
About MainOne, an Equinix Company:
MainOne, an Equinix Company is a leading West African connectivity and data center solutions provider, recognized for delivering innovative services that empower digital transformation within West Africa and beyond. As an Equinix Company, MainOne is committed to accelerating the growth of digital economies by providing top-tier data center services, network connectivity solutions, and cloud services. The organization’s endeavors align with the overarching goal of enhancing Internet accessibility, reliability, and affordability for businesses and individuals. Learn more at: www.mainone.net
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, risks to our business and operating results related to the current inflationary environment; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; increased costs to procure power and the general volatility in the global energy market; the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX® and xScale® data centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix products and solutions; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenues from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; risks related to our taxation as a REIT and other risks described from time to time in Equinix filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see recent and upcoming Equinix quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.