02 November 2022
Raxio Group has broken ground on the construction of its premier Tier-III carrier neutral colocation data centre (MZ1), located at Beluluane Industrial Park (MozParks) in Maputo, Mozambique.
In addition to providing much needed colocation capacity to the country’s digital backbone, Raxio MZ1 will nurture interconnection through redundant meet-me rooms. MNOs, ISPs and carriers will be able to interconnect to each other and their customers, reducing the cost of access to content across the country, at a time when new submarine cables will also be providing Mozambique with enhanced international connectivity.
Raxio MZ1 will be fully equipped with industry best in class cooling technology, security, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy in an ‘always-on’ environment. The facility will keep with Raxio’s core sustainability principles to minimize the environmental footprint through optimal equipment selection and sustainable design. In addition, the MozParks location will provide Raxio MZ1 the possibility to meet its electricity requirements from renewable sources.
“We’re delighted to break ground on another facility, which demonstrates Raxio’s commitment to serving the region’s economy and digital transformation journey. More and more Mozambican individuals and businesses join the digital community every day, and this number continues to grow at a fast pace. This is why access to stable, mission critical environments in Mozambique is more important now than ever before,” said Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group. “We are looking forward to supporting the country’s digital growth by developing the first hyperscale ready colocation data centre that will be operated by a team of highly skilled Mozambican professionals. Our site at the MozParks Industrial Park provides us with an ideal operating environment, with prime access to connectivity and power infrastructure, as well as the possibility to supply our site largely from renewable energy sources, allowing us to further our ambitious ESG goals.”