Equinix-owned MainOne has launched a data center in Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

This week the company announced the launch of its new Tier III-quality data center in the Village of ICT & Biotechnology of Côte d'Ivoire (VITIB) in Grand Bassam, on the outskirts of Abidjan.

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MainOne's Ghana facility – MainOne

Specifications of the new facility were not shared.

MainOne’s existing Abidjan data center, a prefab module launched in 2018, offers capacity for 100 racks.

“As we round up the year, [we are] excited about the limitless possibilities the infrastructure projects MainOne, an Equinix company is building across the West African markets and how they will shape the digital landscape,” said Abayomi Adebanjo, regional business head at MainOne. “We start with Cote d’Ivoire where this week we are launching our new data center to complement and provide additionality to our existing facility and reinforce the hub status of Cote d'Ivoire in francophone west Africa.”

Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne's Country Manager in Cote D'Ivoire, added: "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 the Internet."

Equinix acquired MainOne and its MDXi unit in late December 2021. Founded in 2010, at the time of the acquisition the company had three operational data centers in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. A second Nigerian facility, in Lekki, opened in April 2022. Equinix is also expanding into South Africa.