Raxio Group has kicked off construction on a Tier III carrier neutral colocation data centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in Limete, Kinshasa.
The event was attended by members of the government, including the Ministre du Numérique, the Conseiller Spécial du Président de la République en charge du Numérique and the Head of the Agence de Developpement du Numerique (ADN), as well as senior members of Raxio Group.
With a completion date set in 2023, Raxio DRC will provide 1.5 MW of IT capacity and accommodate approximately 400 racks.
The DRC plans to establish international standard digital infrastructure in the country, through its National Digital Plan – Horizon 2025, bolstered by increased connectivity provided by new subsea cable landings.
“It’s exciting to break ground on the latest facility to become part of the Raxio network,” said Robert Mullins, President of Raxio Group. “Access to data centre infrastructure is more important now than ever before as connectivity and digital transformation make rapid progress in the DRC.
“As with all our facilities, our customers and partners have been at the heart of our design process and it is our aim that the DRC’s first Tier III carrier-neutral data centre will provide a critical and missing part of the country’s digital infrastructure. This will facilitate internet traffic amongst content providers locally and internationally, making the internet experience faster, more resilient, and more affordable for all digital users.”
Raxio DRC joins Raxio Uganda, Raxio Ethiopia, Raxio Mozambique, Raxio Ivory Coast and Raxio Tanzania as part of the company’s data centre portfolio. According to Raxio, it plans to complete 10-12 data centre investments across Africa.