Paratus South Africa Teleport nears completion

20 November 2023

Representing the group’s largest investment in South Africa to date and built to serve sub-Saharan Africa, the newly constructed Paratus South Africa Teleport – The Goedehoop Teleport in Doornkloof, Pretoria – has entered the final stages of completion.

As the country’s newest vendor neutral teleport facility, the Paratus Teleport has been designed to greatly enhance non-terrestrial communications across all key connectivity pillars - namely, telecommunications, backhaul, data center, and satellite - by providing satellite solutions and colocation services to not only its customers, but also other satellite operators. The opening of this teleport will be another key initiative in Paratus Group’s mission to transform Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and service.

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MainOne launches new Cote d’Ivoire data centre

13 November 2023

Equinix subsidiary MainOne launched a new data centre in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire.

This expansion aims to further empower digital transformation, foster innovation, and support the ever-increasing demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone West Africa.

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Africa Data Centres and DFC reaffirm partnership

13 October 2023

Africa Data Centres has signed a statement reaffirming its ongoing partnership to strengthen ICT infrastructure in Africa with the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

The statement marks DFC’s continued interest in supporting Africa Data Centres’ expansion in countries eligible for DFC financing, including Ghana, where Africa Data Centres intends to mobilise funds from its existing DFC financing commitment of $300 million to develop a first-of-its-kind data centre that will provide up to 30MW of IT load.

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Roundtable: data centres – buy or build?

09 October 2023

Data centre capacity demands are booming across the African continent, leading to one all-important question: should MNOs buy or build?

As continent wide-digitalisation ramps up across Africa, in-house data management is becoming an increasingly challenging concern for MNOs. IT professionals are facing numerous issues, and organisations of all sizes and across all sectors are considering outsourcing the hosting of their data and looking at colocation as part of their ongoing IT strategy.

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