The Raxio Group has begun construction on what will be the company’s fifth – and Côte d’Ivoire’s first – Tier III carrier neutral colocation data centre.
Located at the Village of Innovation and Technology (VITIB) in Abidjan, Raxio Abidjan will have capacity for approximately 800 racks to provide 3 MW of IT power – with the capability to expand if required.
With digital transformation in Côte d’Ivoire accelerating in recent years, internet penetration currently at 36.3% and mobile penetration reaching 137.8%.
The opening ceremony was attended by members of the Ivorian Government, including the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy. Members of Raxio’s Board of Directors, the Group CEO and Raxio’s local team in the Côte d’Ivoire were also present.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group, said, “We’re thrilled to break ground on this facility and firmly establish ourselves in West Africa – a key growth vector for our continued expansion. Abidjan is the ideal position for organisations and businesses from across the WAEMU to colocate their mission critical infrastructure in a professionally managed, highly reliable facility – and Raxio is proud to be building the first of its scale and calibre in the region.
“Reliability and guaranteed uptime are key components of Raxio’s offering and we are proud to contribute a fundamental cornerstone to facilitate Côte d’Ivoire’s continued digital growth. Thanks to its location, our facility here at VITIB is planned to incorporate renewable energy feeds allowing us to provide our services in the least impactful way to the environment, our drive to build sustainable projects is strong and we’re pleased that Raxio Côte d’Ivoire will provide another example.”