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Enhancing Djibouti’s Position as “Africa’s Marseille” wingu.africa group limited (“Wingu”), East Africa’s rapidly expanding carrier-neutral data center group and TO7 Network SAS (“TO7”), the Republic of Djibouti’s (“Djibouti”) leading private telecommunications company, have formed a partnership to establish a second carrier-neutral data center and the country’s first carrier-neutral cable landing station (“CLS”).  The facility is...

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French telecommunications firm Orange has partnered with utility company Engie to convert its main datacentre in Africa, GOS or Groupement Orange Services, to solar power. The immediate implication is that the telco will reduce its carbon footprint in the Ivory Coast. This follows an Energy-as-a-Service deal signed between Orange and Engie in December 2021, to...

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Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s leading carrier-neutral data centre and interconnection solutions provider, announced last week that Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Teraco from a consortium of investors, including Berkshire Partners and Permira. Based...

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Carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider  According to the company the new facility will enable hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa. CEO of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz, describes Nigeria as one of the company’s key markets as there is a rapidly-growing demand for datacentres in the region, which is hungry for digitisation,...

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New pan-African datacentre company Open Access Data Centres (OADC) has announced a US$500-mllion-plus, multi-year investment programme to construct and operate a network of more than 20 world-class, carrier-neutral, GreenStar and Uptime Institute Tier III accredited datacentres across Africa, optimised to serve the needs of the cloud provider and wholesale community. This follows recent news that...