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Raxio opens a data centre in Mozambique and plans to launch more facilities on the continent

  • Raxio Group, an African data centre company, has announced the opening of its first facility in Mozambique, known as Raxio MZ1, as part of its $290 million investment strategy on the continent.
  • Raxio MZ1, the country’s first Tier III Uptime Certified data centre, has a capacity of up to 400 racks and 3MW across 2,000 sqm.
  • Per a company statement, Raxio MZ1 is strategically located near three subsea cable landings, including the recent, high-capacity 2Africa cable, which provides excellent international connectivity and an ideal redundant route for the broader Southern African market. 

It says that customers will be able to cross-connect with local and international carriers and other customers in specially designed meet-me rooms, while it will also facilitate Internet traffic among content providers locally. It will also attract regional and international service and content providers and make the Internet experience faster, more resilient, and more affordable for all digital users in the region and Mozambique.

“The flagship Raxio MZ1 facility is a hub of connectivity and digital exchange, with eight of the country’s top telecom operators and connectivity providers already signed up. Delivering this exceptional facility is testament of our capabilities and of our commitment to provide our customers in Mozambique with the world-class infrastructure their businesses require,” Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group, added. 

Radio, which launched data centres in Uganda in 2021 and Ethiopia in 2023, plans to establish more data centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Côte d’Ivoire, and Angola by the third quarter of 2024. 

There has been a data centre boom in Africa. According to reports, on May 20, 2024, the Republic of the Congo began building a three-storey data centre in the Bacongo district of Brazzaville to house the national data centre designed to store and process the Central African country’s digital data.  

Besides, PAIX Data Centres, a pan-African provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data centre services, has announced that its Ghana facility will be expanded to 1.2 MW in response to Africa’s growing demand for digital infrastructure. 

The most recent report is that Kenya received $1 billion from Microsoft and the UAE’s G42 for a geothermal data centre, with the Nigerian government also revealing plans to open a 1.4 petabyte data centre by May 29, 2024. 





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