US backs Africa Data Centers with US$300m for expansion and acquisitions

SOUTH AFRICA – The United States government is investing US$300m in Liquid Telecom’s Africa Data Centers (ADC), to fund expansion in South Africa and Kenya as well as new builds and acquisitions elsewhere. The International Development Finance Corporation (IFC), based in Washington DC, says the finance will also ADC’s entry into new markets in other African countries. Strive Masiyiwa, head of Econet Wireless, the Zimbabwe operator that owns Liquid Telecom and ADC, said that the money will allow them to expand our facilities in South Africa and Kenya, as well…

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China Telecom and Africa Data Centres extend partnership

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa Data Centres (ADC), a network of vendor- and carrier-neutral data centres in Africa, has extended its partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG), one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services. The new deal will see the deployment of a China Telecom Point of Presence (POP) at Africa Data Centres’ JHB 1 data centre in South Africa. Through the POP, China Telecom will offer Africa Data Centres’ customers extended global connectivity and Internet services, as well as Internet peering through the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX),…

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