MDX-i Data Center is a MainOne Company registered in Nigeria as MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi). In January 2015, MDXi launched its flagship data centre project “MDXi Lekki” with the sole purpose of developing a hub for key intercontinental connectivity while serving as the primary point for traffic aggregation in West Africa. MDXI’s Lekki data centre is currently the largest purpose built data centre in the entire West Africa.

MDXi operates truly carrier-neutral facilities since launch and has harnessed MainOne’s network footprint to not only interconnect all major network providers in the region but also enable smaller ISPs and virtual network operators connect to the data centre to provide services to hosted customers.

Locally, the Lekki data centre is directly connected to all Mobile network operators and 22 network providers with services across the country. The Lekki data centre apart from being directly connected to MainOne’s submarine cable is also connected to the WACS, ACE, and Glo1 cables via direct fiber connections.

In addition to submarine cable connections, MDXi is also directly connected to over 500km of metropolitan multi-core optic fibre via diverse routes (and still building) within the Lagos metropolis.

The data centre campus also hosts one of the largest Teleport Antenna farms in the whole of West Africa with gateways to 4 major international satellite networks – EMC, Avanti, Nigcomsat and Speedcast (Harris Caprock).

In November 2017, MDXi also commenced construction of another purpose built data centre on a sprawling 5 hectare campus situated in Sagamu; 90km away from the Lekki data centre. This data centre will be completed by 2019 and is linked to Lekki via gigabit capacity inter-data centre connectivity infrastructure and provides much needed disaster recovery and expansion capabilities to data centre customers in Lagos and Accra. At the end of 2018, MDXi will expand to Cote d’Ivoire as MainOne activates a submarine cable branching unit to provide wholesale connectivity services. MDXI has also concluded plans to build data centers in Ghana and Senegal.

With such diverse connectivity infrastructure, MDXi Lekki has established direct routes to the Ghana, London and Amsterdam Internet exchanges to enable connections to:

  • Around 20 Network and Internet Service Providers in Ghana.
  • Over 500 Internet Service Providers Globally through the London internet exchange and
  • Over 800 Networks Globally through the Amsterdam internet exchange.


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MDXI data centers are certified to international standards to ensure that we meet and exceed our customers’ requirements in line with global standards applicable to our business area.

MDXI Data Centers are certified Tier III by the Uptime Institute and meet Telecommunications Industry Association 942 Standards. Our Operations and processes are also benchmarked and certified to PCI-DSS, ISO27001 and ISO 9001 Standards.

In addition to these certifications we also hold the SAP Infrastructure Operations Certification.


You have the opportunity to shape Africa’s technology future. It starts here.

MDX-i and its parent company, MainOne have a history of shaping the regional digital ecosystem. A career with us offers you the driving seat in the technology breakthroughs of Africa. And you get to work in a close-knitted, dynamic and rewarding environment which enables you to fulfil your potential.

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