MainOne, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has announced the expansion of its fibre optic network infrastructure to the Lagos Free Zone in Lekki.
The firm, in a media statement signed by Oluwafisayo Ayodele noted being the first private free Zone in Nigeria, the Lagos Free Zone aims to be the preferred investment hub in Nigeria with best-in-class infrastructure facilities and services.
The organization recalled that with the recent visit of President Buhari to launch the largest fertilizer plant in Africa at the zone and his commendation of infrastructure already deployed within the axis, MainOne is leading in the deployment of telecom infrastructure to support the vision of the zone, adding now that the businesses located across the zone will enjoy direct, reliable and secure network connectivity with access to data centre services, allowing for increased productivity and network speeds matching world-class standards.
Speaking at the formal launch, MainOne, Chief Technical Officer, Anil Verma, assured, “This partnership with Lagos Free Zone will provide strategic value to forward-thinking businesses who seek to enjoy the ease of doing business.
Ayodele disclosed that organizations in the zone will experience increased speed, security, and connectivity in The New Frontier with MainOne. Customers will also enjoy access to local data centres and other local and global service providers through the MainOne data centre with connections directly from the zone.”
The zone covers an area of 850 hectares and is fully equipped with world-class infrastructure, a single clearance window for ease of doing business, and is uniquely integrated with the Lekki Port, which will allow for access to regional and international markets.
With a focus on the ease of doing business, Lagos Free Zone the firm attests will accommodate over 150 industries, leading to more than 26,000 jobs. The zone is already home to globally reputable brands such as Kellogg’s, Dano Milk, Colgate, BASF, and Power Oil, among others.
Speaking at the launch, the Chief Technical Officer, Lagos Free Zone, Nikhil Khandelwal, stated that the partnership with MainOne to provide a high-speed fibre optic network at LFZ would provide an efficient technological backbone spearheading our drive towards delivering enhanced ease of doing business to our tenants.
Khandelwal further disclosed that LFZ provides a compelling destination to host technology manufacturers and data centre operators with reliable access to power and broadband network.
The firm restated that it recognized the critical role digital infrastructure plays in doing business in a post-COVID world, promising that MainOne would continue to expand its network and data centre offerings to leading organizations within West Africa, providing end-to-end connectivity, colocation and managed services.