IXAfrica starts the construction of a hyper-scale ready datacentre at 42.5MW, the largest in East Africa

KENYA – IXAfrica, the new-entrant datacentre operator in Kenya, has announced the start of significant investment in Kenya’s digital economy, with an ambitious plan to build a world-leading and sustainable campus at a prime location in Nairobi. “I am happy to announce that we have broken ground on a major Internet Infrastructure project in Nairobi. We are committed to helping the next generation of tech entrepreneurs in Kenya by providing world-class access to datacentres and networks, welcoming the arrival of hypercloud to East Africa and providing on-campus offices and facilities to allow new tech business to thrive.” Guy Willner, Chairman…

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Raxio Group set to build data centres in Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC – Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Kinshasa’, the first in a series of state-of-the-art, privately owned, carrier-neutral, data centres in the DRC. Scheduled to be commissioned in quarter two of 2022, Raxio Kinshasa will offer its customers an optimised environment for their IT equipment in a state-of-the-art facility built consistent with “metro-edge” principles. The data centre will be fully equipped with industry best in technology, security, caging, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy in a 99.982%…

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Tech firm IXAfrica to set up regional data centre in Nairobi

KENYA –  Europe-based neutral data centre and colocation provider IXAfrica has launched plans to build its ‘Africa Campus’ in Nairobi. IXAfrica chairman Guy Willner said they had chosen Nairobi as their regional expansion Launchpad targeting partnerships with tech entrepreneurs that are helping to onboard local and regional firms into the paperless and automated regime. “We are launching a major internet infrastructure project in Nairobi that will provide access to data centre and networks providing on-campus offices and facilities thereby enabling new tech businesses to thrive.” Without disclosing the cost of…

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Orange Business Services to build new data center for cloud services in Egypt

EGYPT – Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, has announced that it will design and build a new data center to provide cloud services for Egypt’s ‘New Administrative Capital’. The project will be implemented in collaboration with Orange Egypt, who will supply the required infrastructure and services, following their appointment as the project’s prime contractor by Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) – owner and developer of the New Administrative Capital. The ACUD project has been designed as a smart sustainable city located 45 kilometers east of Cairo…

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