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The hit series on the African data center ecosystem

Panel: What are the barriers to building at scale and speed in Africa, and how can the industry overcome them?

A recent report identified Africa needs 1000MW & 700 data center facilities to meet demand. Fuelled by a growing digital economy, telecommunications expansion and interest from many of the major cloud service providers this is a region to watch.

This expert panel brings together the region’s industry leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face building mission critical facilities in what many may consider hostile environments. From regulations and workforce, to power and connectivity, to sustainability and supply chain, we ask our experts how they are meeting ever-increasing capacity demands.

This session took place on August 25, 2021

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What are the barriers to building at scale and speed in Africa, and how can the industry overcome them?