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Airtel Africa launches Nxtra by Airtel to accelerate Africa’s digital transition

Airtel Africa has launched Nxtra by Airtel (Nxtra), a new data centre business founded on a commitment to meet the continent’s growing needs for trusted and sustainable data centre capacity and to serve the fast-growing African digital economy. Nxtra aims to build one of the largest network of data centres in Africa with high-capacity data […]


Onix Data Centre in Ghana to connect Angola Cables network

The carrier-neutral, colocation Tier IV OnixData Centre in Accra, Ghana, is joining the Angola Cables Global Data Centre Interconnect. This integration will enhance international connectivity in Ghana and Senegal, offering access to 66 additional data centres, 8 OTTs/CDNs and 21 IXPs. Clients will benefit from a variety of secure digital solutions and managed services through these […]


Navigating Africa’s data centre boom amidst grid challenges and environmental opportunities

Despite the power and connectivity challenges, Africa is an emerging powerhouse that will thrive on innovation in the data centre industry. Ed Ansett, Founder & Chairman, i3 Solutions Group, explains why the region’s digital growth is an opportunity to think resourcefully about design and act differently in data centre operations. Two of Africa’s biggest economies […]


Khazna Data Centers clinches double triumph at Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Global Awards 2023

Khazna Data Centers (Khazna), a pioneering force in the data center industry, has announced its outstanding success at the Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Global Awards 2023. The company has clinched two distinguished awards, securing the titles of ‘Data Center Construction Team of the Year’ and ‘Middle East and Africa Data Center Project of the Year’. […]


Open Access Data Centres launches Phase Two in Isando, South Africa

Facing an overwhelming demand for cost effective and flexible access – and with its Phase One data centre in Isando over 90% full after just one year of operation – Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is preparing to launch its Phase Two. According to Darren Bedford, Group Chief Business Development Officer at WIOCC Group, the […]


Teraco completes Durban data centre expansion to double existing facility capacity

Teraco, a Digital Realty company and Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, has announced the completion of the expansion project at its DB1 facility – the largest data centre in KwaZulu-Natal. As South Africa’s third largest city with a population of over 3 million people, home to thriving digitally connected enterprises and […]


Raxio Data Centres secures US$46 million to strengthen position as top-funded African data centre platform

Raxio Data Centres, a leading provider of world-class carrier-neutral, Tier III data centres in Africa, has announced that it has secured an additional US$46 million in equity funding. This significant investment comes from existing shareholders Roha and Meridiam, reinforcing confidence in Raxio’s vision and execution capabilities. This additional funding comes shortly after Raxio successfully secured a facility of up […]


Toshiba Gulf introduces ‘Build Your Own Data Centre’ initiative across the Middle East 

Toshiba Gulf FZE (TGFZ), a fully owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation (Japan) managing the MEA region for storage products and solutions, has announced the launch of its ‘Build Your Own Data Centre’ initiative across the Middle East and Africa. This initiative will help its channel partners adapt to a data-driven future while optimising costs and […]


Liquid Intelligent Technologies announces two cross-border fibre routes to drive intra-African digital trade

Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced the launch of two new fully redundant terrestrial routes – Kenya to Ethiopia and Zambia to Malawi. This significant achievement will allow for greater efficiency and reliable regional connectivity, both key to the economic development of these countries. Spanning over […]


Introducing DataFest Cape Town – South Africa’s Most Exciting Data Event!

After a successful first event in Joburg in May, Dalebrook Media will be bringing the Data Festival to Cape Town from 7 -9 November 2023 at the Old Biscuit Mill. DataFest is a one of a kind conference experience for any and all data lovers, and we have some pretty epic things planned to make […]


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