Pan-African data center firm Raxio has broken ground on a new facility in Luanda, Angola.
Raxio Group last week announced it had laid the foundation stone for the construction of its new data center in the district of Cacuaco, on the outskirts of the capital city.
Scheduled to come online in the second half of 2024, Raxio Angola will initially offer 3MW, but with the capacity to scale up to 7MW and accommodate more than 1,600 racks.
The company will seek Tier III accreditation for the facility, which was first announced in January 2023.
“Our decision to build Angola’s first carrier-neutral next-generation facility reveals our commitment to a well-defined strategy to provide the country with a vital digital infrastructure. With the arrival of new connectivity solutions and the continued evolution of the digital ecosystem in the region, we will continue to build scalable, hyperscale-ready facilities to meet the growing needs for connectivity, storage and data processing,” said Robert Mullins, CEO of the Raxio group.
“Angola has a very high demand for connectivity and related services. In addition, it is geographically very well positioned to be a strategic connectivity hub for the region, making it an important market for our growing portfolio.”
Attending the event was the Administrator of the Urban District of Cacuaco, Adão Pacheco Valentim.
Established in 2018, Raxio Group is part of the US-based Roha Group investment firm. The company received a $48 million investment in 2021 from Meridiam.
Last year Raxio broke ground on data centers in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Maputo, Mozambique, and Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company also has data center developments in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Angola, and Uganda.