More Industry already first and soon the  largest operational data center ecosystem in Ethiopia

October 13, 2022by myles0

Located in the ICT park on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, the data center ecosystem started construction early in October 2021. While phase one was completed mid this year, Safaricom joining the market as the alternative mobile network operator to state owned Ethio Telecom, has pushed us to over 70% occupancy to date.

The recent launch of Safaricom, which was celebrated by H.E. Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister of Ethiopia and honorary guest H.E President William Ruto of Kenya, has, together with growing interest from local companies, prompted us to expedite the implementation of our second expansion phase, which will accommodate more than two hundred server racks and is on track to go live by January 2023 ready to keep up with the growing demand. In the same way that Safaricom symbolizes the beginning of a new era for communications and the digital economy in Ethiopia, we are very pleased and excited to be part of the journey!

The demand for data center services in Ethiopia is growing at a rapid rate with an increasing number of startups, entrepreneurs, and tech companies and is proud to be one of the pioneering organizations spearheading and supporting this innovative evolution in the digital space.


Similar to the activity in Ethiopia, the data center in Tanzania, launched earlier this month, is also filling up rapidly encouraging us to accelerate our planned capacity expansion to meet the demand from local enterprise customers. Customers have also mentioned how the facility has come online at a perfect time, as it will help them to meet the data protection and data sovereignty directives currently being applied and enforced in the country.

Large corporate customers and a number of SMBs (Small and Medium Sized Businesses) are already taking advantage of the carrier-neutral facility and commercial ecosystem, where in addition to colocation services, the data center offers the highest levels of security, extensive power back-up systems, complete fire detection and suppression as well as 24/7 support which relieves our customers from the risk of self-management of their data.

Image of the data center to be built in Tanzania


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