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Vantage Data Centers, a large, US-headquartered data centre specialist, has announced it has earmarked R15-billion to build what it claims will be the largest data centre campus in Africa. “The 80MW campus will help foster economic growth, stimulate job creation and lead the way in energy‐efficient design,” the company said on Wednesday. The investment puts Vantage...

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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 expected to be ready for operation...

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Paratus Group recently unveiled its new datacentre in Lusaka and believes the timing of the resource could not be better – given the country’s new administration’s position on technology and its role in society. In April the company confirmed its intention to open up the resource, adding that the 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the...

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Africa’s leading carrier-neutral co-location datacentre provider, Africa Data Centres, has announced plans to build large hyperscale datacentres throughout Africa, including the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The project will involve building ten hyperscale datacentres, in ten countries, over the next two years – at a cost of more than US$500m. It is...

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Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has adopted the regulatory framework for establishing data centres and providing cloud computing services. The industry regulator says the move is in line with the state’s strategy to support the digital transformation process and attract and increase investments in this field, in addition to enhancing its strategic position as...

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The first data centre built in the West African country of Togo has officially opened for business in the country’s capital of Lomé. The opening of the data centre forms part of the Togolese government’s National Development Plan to ensure the country’s digital transformation and economic repositioning. The National Development Plan Togo’s National Development Plan...

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The company says the centre will offer state-of-the-art services to Zambia-based businesses, but also to multinationals that operate in the country. In April the company confirmed its intention to open up the resource, adding that the 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the latest physical and virtual security to ensure the secure storage, protection, and management...