Medallion is a foundational telecommunications infrastructure servicing company
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About us

About us

Medallion Data Center Limited (MDCL) was incorporated in Nigeria to operate the datacenter assets of Medallion Communications Limited. For over 16 years Medallion has been offering datacenters services in Lagos and Abuja. We are the number one go-to facility for fast, efficient, and cost-effective datacenter and connectivity services when time to market and affordability is essential. MDCL is the chosen datacenter company of choice for the major value-added service providers, and premium rated operators in Nigeria as well as international companies seeking to do business in Nigeria. MDCL’s datacenters are home to most of the major telecommunication infrastructure in Nigeria including the Internet Exchange Point as all the submarine Cables in Nigeria. MDCL is currently implementing a series of new world class datacenters within Nigeria and across the West African regions that will boost and digitize local economy, create jobs, enable the localization of contents by hyperscale digital infrastructure providers, and ensure foreign direct investment into the local economy.


Medallion’s datacenters are today the most connected facilities in West Africa. It is the region’s number one peering point connecting the sub-region to the rest of the world. Over 70% of all internet traffic exchanged at the Nigeria Internet Exchange takes place at Medallion’s datacenters. No other facility has the same number and concentration of operational International Submarine Fiber Operators (Mainone, Glo1, SAT3, WACs, ACE, etc);  Digital Mobile Services Providers (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile); LTE Service Providers (Smile, Ntel, InterC, etc);  Long Distance Operators (Phase3, Multilinks-Telkom, MTN, Airtel, Globacom, etc); Metro Fiber Operators (Broadbase, 21st Century, VDT, IPNX, Suburban, etc); Critical National Contents Infrastructure (Nigeria Internet Exchange, Nigeria Internet Registration Agency, NCC CSIRT, NgREN, etc); OTT Service Providers  (Google, Facebook, etc); VAS Providers (BrainShare, Platinum Index, Cedarview, Interra, etc); ISPs (Netcom Africa, Internet Solution, Vodacom, Layer3, etc). Medallion ensures seamless interconnectivity and peering amongst these service providers.


MDCL is now part of the Digital Realty group of companies. Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) is the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centers, colocation and interconnection solutions. Digital Realty supports the world’s leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company’s global data centre platform, provides customers a trusted foundation and proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for scaling digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. Digital Realty’s global data centre footprint gives customers access to the connected communities that matter to them with 290+ facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries on six continents. Digital Realty currently maintains over 170,000+ cross connects and client base of over 4,500+ customers. Digital Realty operates in the Americas as Ascenty; Europe and Middle East as InterXion; Asia Pacific as MC Digital Realty; East Africa as Icolo; West Africa as Medallion Data Centres Limited; and in South Africa as Teraco.


Medallion currently operates some of the most advanced data hosting centers in Nigeria. Medallion Data Center is home to most of the major telecommunication infrastructure in Nigeria.


Infrastructures hosted at Medallion includes:
  • The Nigerian Internet Exchange Point
  • The Nigeria .ng domain servers
  • All the Sub-Marine Cable Operators/ International Gateway (ACE, MainOne, Glo1,WACS,SAT-3 etc.)
  • Mobile Network Operators, LTE Operators, Fixed Line Operators, Long Distance Operators, Metro Fiber Operators
  • Value Added Service (VAS) Providers
  • Premium Rated Service Providers
  •  International OTT operators

Medallion has enabled these stakeholders in Nigeria telecom industry to seamlessly interconnect amongst themselves under a carrier neutral environment


Ensuring Seamless Interconnections.


To build and upgrade  carrier neutral telecommunication infrastructure