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The Nigerian data center services market is at an early stage of development, with activity and interest increasing from local and international providers alike.


  • The Nigerian data center services market was worth $38m in 2014; this figure is forecast to rise to approximately $106m by the end of 2020, at a CAGR of 17%.
  • Total service provider data center space in Nigeria was more than 13,000 square meters in 2014 and will grow to 28,000 square meters by the end of 2020.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the current state and potential of the Nigerian data center services market.
  • Identifies the key drivers and inhibitors of the uptake of data center services in Nigeria.

Key questions answered

  • What is the current and future size of the Nigerian data centers market?
  • What data center services are currently being taken up by Nigerian enterprises?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprise
  • Recommendations for data center providers

Data center market environment

  • The Nigerian context
  • Market drivers
  • Market inhibitors
  • Current data center landscape

Data center players

  • MainOne (MXD-I)
  • MTN Business
  • BroadBased Communications
  • Rack Centre
  • Globacom
  • Lagos Datacenter
  • Computer Warehouse Group
  • Etisalat


  • Methodology
  • Definitions
  • Further reading
  • Author

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