The Raxio Group has announced a new investment in a privately owned, carrier neutral Tier III data centre in Ivory Coast – ‘Raxio Abidjan’.
Raxio Abidjan will be situated in the Ivory Coast Village of Innovation and Technology, which will provide the facility with redundant power supply and reliable domestic and international connectivity.
The facility is due to be commissioned in 2023, and will serve customers in Abidjan as well as the surrounding UEMOA region, delivering colocation capacity and cross connection services with local and international carriers. It will be Raxio’s fifth data centre in Africa, and its first in West Africa.
The facility is being developed in collaboration with Master Power Technologies, with an initial capacity to accommodate approximately 400 racks and deliver 1.5MW of IT power.
With data consumption in the region expected to increase due to a growing digital transformation within the country and investments in infrastructure helping to make wireless broadband more accessible, the facility has also been designed with ability to scale as demand grows.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group said, “We are delighted to be entering Ivory Coast as our first beachhead in the West African market. Ivory Coast is a true hub in the region and our decision to build the country’s first Tier III carrier neutral facility falls squarely within our strategy and furthers our expansion efforts. With all the developments across the broader digital infrastructure sector here, it is a truly exciting time to be a part of this ongoing transformation.
“Our facility will be operated by a team of local highly skilled Ivorians accredited with industry standard certifications and we expect Raxio Abidjan to be a strong driver of both direct and indirect employment in the local technology sector.”