GSMA MWC Barcelona 2024 takes off

26 February 2024

GSMA MWC Barcelona 2024 has returned to the Fira de Barcelona, marking the beginning of the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event.

Hosted by the GSMA, MWC Barcelona convenes leaders from the global mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries for four days of networking, driving new business and delving into the latest trends shaping the future of connectivity.

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MTN Cameroon launches cross-industry API

23 February 2024

MTN Cameroon has officially launched Chenosis, a pan-African platform with a cross-industry API (Application Programming Interface) marketplace that allows developers, entrepreneurs, and enterprises to integrate into an expanding library of open APIs.

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Keeping it cool within the edge data centre

22 February 2024

Jonathan Duncan, technical director, Africa at Vertiv

Jonathan Duncan, technical director, Africa at Vertiv

Digital transformation means organisations are becoming increasingly reliant on information technology to run almost every aspect of their business. The creation of more data – which needs to be processed and stored - brings with it the corresponding need for more compute power and more data centres. In many cases, these are not large, purpose-built data centres, but rather close-proximity, smaller edge facilities that share space in the same building as the rest of the business. This, in turn, can create unique challenges with regards to securing the environment and cooling the IT loads.

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Airtel Africa announces new 7MW DC for Nairobi

20 February 2024

Airtel Africa plans to build a 7MW data centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Construction will begin shortly after that of the data centre the company plans to build in Lagos, Nigeria. Commissioning of the infrastructure is planned for mid-2026.

In December 2023, Airtel Africa launched the activities of its data centre subsidiary called Nxtra by Airtel (Nxtra). 

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