The data explosion sparked by the advancement of digitization in Senegal has made broadband and cloud services a necessity. Large technology groups see business opportunities there. Tough competition is brewing in the data center segment.
The company N + ONE Datacenters, specializing in the provision of cloud services, data hosting and outsourcing of information systems, announced on Friday April 2 the construction of three interconnected data centers in the Digital Technologies Park from Senegal. The project sponsored by the Ministry of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications is the result of collaboration with the General Delegation for the Rapid Entrepreneurship of Women and Youth (DER / FJ).
Papa Amadou Sarr, the boss of the DER / FJ, explained that this ” partnership with N + ONE is part of the vision of the DER / FJ which has as objective the efficient mobilization of resources to develop customized services for entrepreneurs. and help make the ecosystem favorable to the emergence of national and regional champions ”.
In Senegal, the process of gradual digitization of public administration and private companies, which began about fifteen years ago, has over the years generated a growth in demand for broadband and the cloud. These services, which have become essential for operational efficiency, now represent significant business opportunities in Senegal. N + ONE, which is in a continental expansion strategy, wants to take advantage of these opportunities to enter West Africa.
The data centers will support Senegal in improving connectivity through new infrastructures and the empowerment of companies in their digitalization efforts, in addition to attracting international cloud operators. The Minister of Telecoms Yankhoba Diatara underlined that this “south-south cooperation, in a context where Africa is experiencing considerable digital growth, is an opportunity on which we will capitalize” to make Senegal a regional and continental technological hub.