The Raxio Group has begun construction of a new data centre in the district of Cacuaco in Luanda, Angola.
The facility, named Raxio Angola, will be the first independent and carrier-neutral Tier III certified data centre in the country.
The data centre is scheduled to go live in the second half of 2024 with an initial capacity of 3 MW. The site will have the capacity to scale up to 7 MW and accommodate more than 1,600 racks.
Robert Mullins, CEO of the Raxio Group, said, “Our decision to build Angola’s first carrier-neutral next-generation facility reveals our commitment to a well-defined strategy to provide the country with a vital digital infrastructure. With the arrival of new connectivity solutions and the continued evolution of the digital ecosystem in the region, we will continue to build scalable, hyperscale-ready facilities to meet the growing needs for connectivity, storage and data processing.
“This is a response to the continuous increase in demand for digital services and the evolution of connectivity solutions in the region. Angola has a very high demand for connectivity and related services. In addition, it is geographically very well positioned to be a strategic connectivity hub for the region, making it an important market for our growing portfolio. As with all our facilities, Raxio Angola is being developed in strict compliance with our ESG standards, generating a positive impact through the direct and indirect creation of hundreds of jobs with the utmost respect for the environment.”
Raxio now has presence in seven African countries, including Uganda, the DRC, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. The company says it plans to continue to expand its geographical coverage into additional markets on the African continent.