The Raxio Group has announced its plans to build and operate a colocation data centre in Luanda, Angola.
According to the company, it will be the first carrier neutral, Tier III data centre in the country. Land has been secured in Cacuaco, Luanda and the facility, which will provide over 6 MW of IT capacity, is scheduled to be commissioned in February 2024.
Raxio Angola will be Raxio’s seventh data centre in Africa, accompanying facilities in Uganda, DRC, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group said, “Our decision to build Angola’s first Tier III carrier neutral facility highlights our commitment to our strategy to deliver the vital digital infrastructure needed on the African continent.
“With new connectivity solutions arriving and the continued evolution of the digital ecosystem in the region, we will continue to build larger hyper-scale ready facilities across a wider geographic footprint to meet the demand.
“Angola has a growing demand for connectivity and related services. It is also geographically placed to become a connectivity hub in the region, making it an important market for our growing portfolio. As with all our facilities, Raxio Angola is being developed in strict adherence to our ESG standards, driving a positive impact through both direct and indirect creation of highly skilled jobs, and a facility that is built and operated to the highest international environmental standards.”