MDXi partners AMS-IX, signs MOU to launch Neutral Internet Exchange Services in Lagos, Nigeria

MDXi partners AMS-IX, signs MOU to launch Neutral Internet Exchange Services in Lagos, Nigeria

One of the most substantial internet exchange organizations in the world, AMS-IX, has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi) to scale the functions of internet exchange services in the continent.

As part of its plans, AMS-IX is interested in initiating an internet exchange in Lagos, at MainOne, the MDXi carrier-neutral Data. This will put MDXi in the position to function as an AMS-IX retailer in West Africa and its strategic partner.

This strategic partnership between AMS-IX and MDXi will deliver improved interconnection capabilities for existing and new customers on the exchange, further facilitating the distribution of content into the West African region.

This partnership now makes a strong corresponding ecosystem of network, a substantial enterprise, and provision of cloud service possible through MDXi, for content delivery grids, hosting companies, and application providers.

Addressing the choice of location for the new project, AMS-IX’s International Partnership Director, Onno Bos, said, Lagos is the ideal location to serve as a content hub for West and Central Africa as it is strategically located in a fast-developing region with landing sites for international subsea cables connecting Africa to EMEA and beyond. We’re thrilled to work with such a strong partner as MainOne to expand this vibrant connectivity community.”

General Manager, Technical Solutions, MainOne, Oluwasayo Oshadami, stated, “We’re excited to work with AMS-IX. AMS-IX has over 25 years of experience building, operating and growing Internet Exchanges all over the world.”

He further stated “This partnership is an important step in realizing our long-term strategy to become a leading carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company by bringing a full range of transformative technologies to Africa.”

This partnership depicts a sense of commitment from both companies to the growth of the state (Lagos) into becoming a content hub for the region, which will serve users from West and Central Africa.

The alliance also seeks to build a relationship with local and already established Telcom operates in a bid to support and scale the ecosystem.