Dimension Data eyes more investment in South Africa’s data center market

SOUTH AFRICA – Information technology services company Dimension Data is looking to further invest in the data centre market, to expand its infrastructure, as the world sees Africa as the next economic frontier in the digital economy. Dimension Data says that together with parent company NTT, it has ambitions to be a strong data centre player in South Africa and the rest of the continent, as it positions for increased demand for data centre capability, amid Africa’s cloud computing boom. The companies operate 11 data centres with up to 10MW…

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Raxio Group to establish Tier III data center in Mozambique as part of its African expansion

MOZAMBIQUE – The Raxio Group, a Pan-African data centre developer and operator, announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Mozambique’, with a state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral, data centre in Mozambique. Set to be commissioned during 2022, Raxio Mozambique’s first facility will be located approximately 20 kilometres from downtown Maputo at the Beluluane Industrial Park, ideally situated to meet both primary and disaster recovery needs of a wide range of customers. The park benefits from ideal power and connectivity infrastructure ensuring a stable and highly connected operating environment for the facility and Raxio expects all power used by the facility to…

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Paratus Africa readies to open data centers in Zambia, Namibia

ZAMBIA – Pan-African telecommunications service provider Paratus Africa, has announced it is ready to open its data centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The company says COVID-19 has greatly accelerated the pace of reliance upon unlimited and quality internet connections. According to a 2020 World Bank study of 10,000 enterprises, including micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in 51 emerging and developing economies, around half of private firms had significantly ramped up their use of the internet to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Paratus Group says that with this increased shift to working…

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US$700m Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable goes live adding diversity to hyper-connected hubs in Teraco data centers

SOUTH AFRICA – The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable has gone live and is now available for interconnection at all three of Teraco’s data centres across South Africa, the company, the company has announced expanding access to broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa. ACE is the eighth submarine cable system to connect at Teraco, highlighting its position as the leading hyper-connected digital hub on the African continent. Spanning approximately 17,000 kilometers  along the West Coast of Africa, ACE connects to 24 countries before backhauling via MTN South…

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Africa data center market to reach US$5b by 2026 – Research and Markets

AFRICA – The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at US$2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$5 billion by 2026, growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 15% during 2021-2026, a report by Research and Markets indicates. The data center market expects to observe growth because of the flurry of factors – renewable power availability, smart city initiatives, and increased support for the digital economy. Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Ethiopia are actively working toward improving the share of renewable energy in…

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Tech infrastructure firm icolo.io installs a hybrid solar system in Kenya

KENYA – African technology infrastructure company icolo.io, has announced an introduction of their hybrid solar products in the Kenyan market. Currently, Kenya’s energy grid is more than 75 per cent renewable, making it one of the most renewable grids in the world and icolo.io continues its commitment to the sustainability of the  industry with the implementation of solar energy systems at their Nairobi and Mombasa data centres. “One of our greatest natural resources in Africa is the sun and our investment in solar is a strategic part of our global…

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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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