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The Raxio Group (Raxio) has secured land to construct Ethiopia’s first private data centre 

RaxioThe Raxio Tier III colocation data centre is set for commission in Q3 2021. (Image Credit: Adobe Stock)

With the land at the ICT Park now officially earmarked on the outskirts of Addis Adaba, Raxio Ethiopia, a subsidiary of Raxio, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, are on course to commission the country's first private Tier III colocation data centre in Q3 2021.

Situated along one of Ethiopia’s principal fibre routes, the facility will offer its customers an optimised environment for their IT equipment in a state-of-the-art, modular facility, fully equipped with the latest in technology, security, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy. Customers will be able to cross-connect with local and international carriers and other customers in meet-me rooms.

Upon completion, the data centre will be able to house around 400 racks and be able to provide 1.5MW of IT power to ensure the equipment within the facility continously operates at all times.

Robert Mullins, president of Raxio, said, “Raxio Ethiopia will provide a critical and missing part of the nation’s digital infrastructure at an exciting and fast-evolving time in the broader telecoms sector in the country. We are pleased to be moving forward with developing Ethiopia’s first privately owned data centre and to have collaborated closely with the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC), the Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) and the ICT Park in reaching this important milestone.”

Raxio has nearly completed the construction of their data centre in Uganda, and is also planning to open 10-12 new facilities in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in order to meet the increased demand for high quality local storage and data hosting in East and Central Africa.