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Announced construction of the first data center in Angola with three levels of redundancy

The pan-African group Raxio announced this Monday that it will build the country's first data center with three levels of redundancy (Tier III) in Angola, with operation scheduled for February 2024.


According to the company, in a statement sent this Monday to Lusa, "Raxio Angola", with facilities located in the municipality of Cacuaco, Luanda, will have a data center with energy autonomy capacity and redundancy in data protection that make the system the most advanced in the country and at the level of the best international practices.

Raxio Angola "is the latest facility to form part of the Raxio Group's Tier III data center network, a rapidly expanding and interconnected network across the African continent."

The business group signals the "rapid development" of Angola's digital and telecommunications ecosystem, "with the country reaching an internet penetration rate of approximately 27 percent", factors that provide an "opportunity for growth".

To make Angola a "strategic hub of connectivity in the region", including significant cross-border data traffic with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRCongo), "where Raxio is already building a state-of-the-art facility in Kinshasa".

"With Tier III certified data centres, Raxio Angola will be a fundamental link between terrestrial and submarine connectivity, serving both local and international customers", reads the statement.

The Raxio Group adds that with entry into operation scheduled for February 2024, Raxio Angola will be the company's seventh data center in Africa.

The Angola facilities will be located in the municipality of Cacuaco, north of Luanda, close to the connection points for the submarine cables.

The land "has already been secured, allowing Raxio to build a facility to provide more than 6 megawatts of active capacity. Raxio's space in Cacuaco benefits from access to reliable grid power, terrestrial fiber optic connectivity and road infrastructure".

Without advancing the overall investment in this operation, the company only underlines that the installation in Angola is being developed in collaboration with international and local partners, "carefully selected according to Raxio's tried and tested standards of excellence".

When the data center advances, new conditions will be provided for companies, regional and international, content delivery networks and 'cloud' services.

The chairman of Grupo Raxio, Robert Mullins, quoted in the statement, says that the decision to build Angola's first Tier III neutral facility underscores the company's commitment to the strategy of providing the digital infrastructure needed on the African continent.

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