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First Brick Holdings announces data centre investments in Africa

First Brick Holdings, a Roha Group company, has announced plans for multiple investments to boost the digitalisation of East and Southern Africa with the funding and development of several data centres across the region. These data centres will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) by addressing their […]


Trailblazers celebrated at AfricaCom Awards show at CITCC in Cape Town

The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was held in Cape Town. Held at the CTICC during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged the trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent. “AfricaCom continues to grow and with it the Awards,” said Tom Cuthell, Event Director […]


SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, has said that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – Africa’s first transatlantic link connecting the continent to the Americas. Owned by Angola Cables, […]


Vox creates innovative and disruptive one-click Virtual Data Centre

As part of its goal to consistently disrupt and innovate the telecommunications and data industry, Vox took the strategic decision to develop and roll out a Virtual Data Centre. An environment from which it can assist clients to better roll out and scale into, the cloud. The service forms a quintessential component of the business’s […]


Data centre opens doors to national and international customers

Kenya’s first carrier neutral co-location data centre has opened its doors to national and international customers. Icolo.io partnered with Siemon to equip the new facility with state-of the-art network infrastructure solutions. With an approximate population of 180 million people, East Africa has seen tremendous growth in Internet and mobile phone adoption in recent years. This […]


COMMENT: Business continuity and disaster-recovery-as-a-service

Kevin Krige, Head of Datacentre and Cloud Service, BT in Africa, says the list of potential threats to businesses continues to grow. Today’s integrated digital networked economy – and as business operations increasingly depend heavily on IT and digital infrastructure – even a few hours of service disruption can have a devastating impact for most […]


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