Liquid Dataport links Mombasa to Johannesburg

24 May 2023

Liquid Dataport has launched the first terrestrial fibre connecting Mombasa to Johannesburg.

This new route, including a breakthrough and unique fibre link across DRC between Goma and Kananga, provides multiple landlocked countries with extra redundancy, resilience, connectivity to numerous data centres and cloud resources, and, most significantly, an alternative option in the event of a subsea cable outage between Kenya and South Africa.

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Raxio gains US$170 million for expansion

04 May 2023

Raxio Group has obtained a US$170 million loan in several tranches to accelerate its growth and expand its footprint in Africa.

The financing includes $110 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Proparco, the branch of the French Development Agency (AFD) responsible for financing the private sector in developing countries.

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Cassava Technologies promises to invest R4.5 billion in SA

04 May 2023

Cassava Technologies has pledged a total of R4.5 billion in investment in South Africa through its business units Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa Data Centres and Distributed Power Africa.

The announcement was made during the fifth South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) in support of SA President Cyril Ramaphosa’s initiative to drive investment into the country.

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Rack Centre plans 12MW DC for Ikeja

26 April 2023

Rack Centre has revealed plans to build a new 12MW data centre in the Ikeja area of Lagos, Nigeria.

The new facility will be known as the Rack Centre LGS 2 and will be situated on a 20,000 square metre greenfield site. The data centre will offer 3,240 square metres of lettable space and have a net IT load of 13.5MW.

Rack Centre intends to host hyperscalers, content and cloud delivery networks, and internet service providers at the colocation facility.

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