Pan-African data center firm Raxio is expanding into Angola.

This week the company announced that it is investing and establishing ‘Raxio Angola,’ which it says will be the first carrier-neutral Tier III data center in the country.

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Raxio has secured a plot of land located in the Cacuaco district on the outskirts of Luanda in close proximity to submarine cable landing sites and plans to build a 6MW facility. The new data center is set to be commissioned in February 2024.

Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group, said: "Our decision to build Angola’s first Tier III carrier neutral facility highlights our commitment to our strategy to deliver the vital digital infrastructure needed on the African continent. Angola has a growing demand for connectivity and related services. It is also geographically placed to become a connectivity hub in the region, making it an important market for our growing portfolio..”

The likes of Paratus, Angola Telecom-owned Angola Cables, MSTelcom, Multipla, and Africell operate data centers in Angola.

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, and Uganda.

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