Africa Data Centres aims for pan-African data centre capacity

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It Online Article Kathy Gibson is at AfricaCom in Cape Town – Africa Data Centres has moved quickly to position itself as a pan-African data centre leader with a solid presence on the continent and plans underway to expand further. When CEO Stephane Duproz joined Africa Data Centres 18 months ago, he realised that the […]

Building Africa’s first interconnected carrier neutral data centres

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My Broadband Article When Liquid Telecom first approached Stephane Duproz to lead its data centre business, he could immediately see that the company was sitting on a winner. However, it would require significant organisational changes to realise its full potential. “We realised that there was more potential than originally thought and I presented a big […]

Global giants eye Africa for data centre expansion

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The greatest commodity in the world today is information, as information leads to knowledge. Similarly, the ability to access, and distribute information have become crucial factors for the upliftment and development of any county. “Moving towards a knowledge-based economy by harnessing the power of ICTs, will greatly boost the competitiveness and financial health of our […]

Africa Data Centres announces peering subsidies

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Africa Data Centres has announced that it has partnered with INX-ZA, a division of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) of South Africa, which operates completely neutral, and community-run Internet exchange points in South Africa. The partnership will deliver free peering from any of Africa Data Centres facilities to INX-ZA’s Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX), the […]

China Telecom deploys POP at Africa Data Centres Johannesburg facility

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Africa Data Centres (ADC), the largest network of interconnected, vendor- and carrier-neutral data centres on the continent has extended its partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG), one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, through the deployment of a China Telecom Point of Presence (POP) at Africa Data Centres’ JHB 1 data centre […]

ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

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To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces. All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres, smart […]