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More Africa NewsRaxio Group announces the construction of its first data center in Angola

January 19, 2023by myles0
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Raxio Group entered the African data center market in 2019. Since then, the company has multiplied investments to expand its geographical footprint on the continent. Until then, it was present in six African countries including Uganda, DRC, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia. 

Neutral data center builder and operator Raxio Group announced on Tuesday, January 17 that it is investing in the construction of “Raxio Angola”, its very first data center in the country. It is a level 3 infrastructure and neutral vis-à-vis the operators. It will be built in Luanda and should be commissioned in February 2024.

According to Raxio Group, the new data center will be able to provide more than 6 MW of computing capacity. In addition, it “  will be fully equipped with state-of-the-art technological solutions, which not only guarantee full redundancy and maximum availability, but also optimize energy consumption and energy efficiency  ”.

With the construction of “Raxio Angola”, Raxio Group continues its African expansion strategy initiated since 2019. The company plans to build ten to twelve data centers on the continent to meet growing demand and provide vital digital infrastructure. necessary. It currently operates a 1.5 MW facility in Uganda, with facilities under construction in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Côte d’Ivoire.

These various investments are taking place in a context marked by the acceleration of digital transformation and the strong demand for high-speed connectivity. “Angola has a growing demand for connectivity and related services. It is also geographically positioned to become a hub of connectivity in the region, making it an important market for our growing portfolio,  ” said Robert Mullins, Chief Executive Officer of Raxio Group.

Once commissioned, the “Raxio Angola” data center is expected to provide much-needed colocation capacity to local, regional and international businesses; content delivery networks and cloud service providers. The infrastructure should also provide cross-connection services between local and international operators as well as a series of value-added services.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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