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Funke Opeke: Building a $320m data centre player

MainOne CEO and founder Funke Opeke talks to African Business about the data centre market in Africa and the future of the firm after its $320m takeover by NASDAQ-listed Equinix. 

In December, Nigerian data centre and network firm MainOne confirmed that it will be acquired by NASDAQ-listed US digital infrastructure company Equinix in a $320m deal.

MainOne, founded in 2010, has three operational data centres with another under construction expected to open this year. The firm also owns and operates a submarine network extending 7,000km from Portugal along the West African coast and 1,200km of terrestrial fibre across Nigeria.

MainOne founder and CEO, Funke Opeke, who will continue to lead the firm after the acquisition, joins us to discuss the data centre market in Africa and the future of the firm after its takeover.

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Host: David Thomas
Co-producer: Peter Doerrie
Digital Editor: Charles Dietz
Design: Jason Venkatasamy

Music: Corporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFiles
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