Mainone has launched a service called Open-Connect which is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering within the MDXi Lekki data center and the Internet Exchange.
According to a statement released by them, “With connections to internet exchanges in Lagos, Amsterdam, London and Ghana and 50+ Points of Presence locations across West Africa, MainOne enables carriers, ISPs, content providers and enterprises of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint without investing heavily in additional infrastructure,”
Funke Opeke, who is the CEO of MainOne said that “Traffic growth is a useful indicator of the health of the entire Internet ecosystem, and helps to measure the development of the digital economy. This new interconnection service for customers within our Data Center will significantly improve traffic growth and localization in Nigeria, with reduced latency, improved speed and better quality of services to end users.”
“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”
MainOne made known that its Open-Connect service is advantageous of the company’s recent partnership with the Nigerian Internet Exchange. This is what provides the Exchange with an IPV4/V6 network, backed by diverse backhaul, links across Lagos and Nigeria. The data center, MDXi, West Africa’s premier vendor-neutral data center is directly connected to MainOne’s 1.92TBPS submarine cable.
MainOne has been a very successful internet company in Nigeria, especially when you consider another fact that it was founded and is being run by a woman. It is very great to see them setting standards in the technological industry of Nigeria.