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Operators set to discuss data centre impacts on economy



Key players in the data centre provision segment of the Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications market are set showcase the impact of data centre business on the nation’s economy.
Chief executive officers of one of Nigeria’s leading data centre service providers, including MDXi Data Centre, Medallion Communications and Rack Centre will be guests to the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA)’s interactive session with ICT industry stakeholders.
The event tagged: ‘Breakfast Meeting With The CEO, will have as key discussants General Manager, MDXi Data Centre, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji; President, Medallion, Mr. Ike Nnamani and CEO, Rack Centre, Mr. Tunde Coker.
The trios have indicated interest to be physically present at the breakfast meeting. which will have over 50 participants from various media organisations in attendance.
As the world increasingly exploits information technology for innovative services and competitive advantage, the data centre is playing a rapidly expanding role in job creation and preservation as well as the overall economic recovery.
Nigeria has witnessed significant investments in data centres being established in the country. And it has often been argued that the availability of world class data centres in Nigeria is critical infrastructure required for the implementation of the country’s Broadband initiatives.
Hence, the need for the industry journalist association to convene players in this segment of the nation’s ICT sub sector of the economy at this edition of its breakfast series on the theme “Data Centre Operation In Nigeria: Impacts, Benefits And Challenges In a Knowledge Economy.”
The event slated to hold tomorrow at the R-Café Hotel on Isaac John Street, Ikeja GRA, will feature MDXi Data Centre, as a leading connectivity solutions company, operator of MDX-i Lekki Data Centre.
MDXi Data Centre, apart from being the premier Tier III certified Data Centre in West Africa; it is the most connected Data Centre facility in the region, with access to fibre connectivity from all the major ISPs and telecommunications operators in the region.
Also, the CEO, Medallion Communications will be on the panel to share its experiences as a product of structured collaboration between technocrats with versatile exposures and competences in the telecommunications industry.
NITRA will also host the CEO of Rack Centre as a major player in a State-of-the-Art, Tier III Certified Data Centre Carrier offering Neutral Colocation Services.
The breakfast meeting offers the CEOs an excellent opportunity to showcase some of their company’s achievements, the impacts, benefits and challenges of such business in the country’s national economy.

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