TechInAfrica – On Thursday (29/10), The Raxio Group acquired land at ICT Park to build Ethiopia’s first-ever private state-of-the-art certified Tier III collocation data center.
The land purchase was made through Raxio’s subsidiary in the country and set to be commissioned in the third quarter of 2021. It will offer customers an optimized environment for IT equipment in a state of the art that is accompanied by advanced technology, security, AC/DC power compatibility, and redundancy.
The modules will support an IT-capacity of 1.5MW for the next few years and the potential to double to 3.0 MW with demand.
According to Raxio Group President Robert Mullins, IT-related companies can run their system in a built-for for purpose, always-on-environment.
“We are pleased to be moving forward with developing Ethiopia’s first privately owned data center 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.”
Industrial Parks Development Corporation CEO Sandokan Debebe said, “Following the holistic reform that our nation is undergoing, new mobile operators are expected to be licensed soon; as a result, our internet usage is projected to rapidly grow.”
“It is our belief that Raxio Ethiopia will play a paramount role in strengthening and developing the country’s digital infrastructure capabilities.”