Pan-African telco Paratus Group is planning to build a data center in Luanda, Angola.

– Paratus Group

This will be the company’s third in the country, and according to Paratus, will be the country’s first Tier IV facility in Luanda.

The facility will be constructed on a 30,000 sqm (323,000 sq ft) plot of land and have an IT capacity of more than 10MW across 2,000 racks. According to the company, it is their “biggest data center project yet.” A date for construction or predicted completion has not been provided.

Paratus Angola, previously known as ITA, currently operates two data centers on a campus in the Angolan capital. The first was launched in 2017 and has a capacity for 1,500 servers, the second which launched in 2019 and can host up to 7,000 servers.

It is also from this campus that the company hosts one of its five teleports, and is working on a new ground station there as part of a deal with OneWeb.

Rolf Mendelsohn, CTO at Paratus, said: “It is a natural evolution after having built other world-class data center facilities in Namibia and Zambia recently. It will be the biggest data center in Angola and not only complements our existing data center offering but will cement our network in Angola as a major hub in the region.”

Paratus Group operates four Tier III-quality data centers across southern Africa, located in Angola, Namibia, and Zambia. Earlier this month, the company activated the Namibian branch of the Equiano Subsea Cable, for which it developed a cable landing station. The company also commenced construction of a new teleport in Pretoria, South Africa, earlier this year.