May 28, 2022


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Nigeria Leading Tier III Data Centre, MainOne is the first to be listed, provide Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity in Nigeria


Nigeria leading Tier III data centre, MainOne, has received official listing by Microsoft to provides Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity in Nigeria.

You may recall recently that the Federal Government of Nigeria, through its agency NITDA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Microsoft to improve innovation and digitalisation in Nigeria. To achieve this, Microsoft has made the first move in officially listing MainOne to provide network connection for Microsoft cloud platform, Azure.

Mainone platform will provide high speed connection to large enterprises thereby enhancing the “performance of their enterprise applications and cloud infrastructure services.”

Funke Opeke, MainOne Chief Executive Officer, says “We have noted that Nigerian businesses have a lot of their IT workloads in the public cloud offshore due to the agility and ease of onboarding that it offers. However, unless large Enterprise users put in place private connections, performance suffers over the public Internet. This service directly addresses that connectivity challenge and comes on the heels of MainOne’s earlier selection as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider.”

“The growing migration towards Cloud services globally informed the company’s Cloud Connect solution which guarantees predictable and reliable private connections ranging from 50Mbps to 10Gbps to Cloud Services,” she said while speaking on the achievement.

MainOne is the first network provider to offer this service in Nigeria through the Equinix Exchange in Amsterdam. Launched in 2010, MainOne is today, the region’s leading provider of innovative telecom network solutions for businesses in West Africa. MainOne is the operator of West Africa’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I and also provides a range of enterprise solutions from Connectivity, Data Center solutions and Cloud services. These new products reinforce the company’s commitment to putting West African businesses online. Additional information can be found on

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