Over the next five years, we are committing US$500m of investment into deploying and operating the most client-centric data centres in Africa.

Enterprises, cloud operators, content providers – and the ecosystems supporting and supported by them – are changing their infrastructure deployment strategies, either to fulfil demand for content to move closer to the edge of the network, giving improved availability and premium performance, or to optimise networking and storage costs by pre-processing data locally. No longer is a presence in a single data centre sufficient to address a country or region. Instead, the need to make content available – and to process ever-greater volumes of data – closer to where it is generated or consumed, is increasingly demanding a core-to-edge architecture comprising meshed local edge and core data centres, fully connected into Africa’s network infrastructure across multiple countries and cities.



Under this investment programme, we will launch OADC facilities in up to 20 countries across Africa. Our current roadmap includes the following locations:

  • Accra, Ghana
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Kinshasa, DRC
  • Lagos & multiple cities, Nigeria
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Mombasa, Kenya
  • Nairobi, Kenya


OADC’s hyperscale world-class, open-access, carrier-neutral data centres feature all of the following:

Dual Network Operations Centres, on-site and off-site
Multi-tier security system with biometric fingerprint scanning and staffed by 24/7/365 on-site personnel
On-site technical support
Multiple Meet-Me rooms
Diverse cable vaults
Storage and build areas for client use
Offices available for meetings
On-site car parking


Reliability: Uptime Institute Tier III accreditation for all Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) critical infrastructure systems
Speed of response: technical personnel available on-site to rapidly address problems or queries
Flexibility: guaranteed service tailored to meet unique requirements; bespoke solution capability
Peace of mind: our Service Level Guarantees enable you to concentrate on business
Security: multi-layered security systems safeguard the data centre and networks, delivering round-the-clock protection
Convenience: facilities designed to make your site visits comfortable and productive

Security & Monitoring

Site perimeter wall / secure fencing with vehicle and pedestrian access control and security guard booths

Inner security fence with motion detection

External cameras with night vision and motion detection cover the full site perimeter

Biometric access systems for building and data suites

Lockable cages and cabinets

Internal and external CCTV systems throughout the data centre facility

24/7/365 security systems monitoring on-site and remotely

24/7/365 monitored building management system (BMS) for all power and environmental specifications

Remote NOC monitoring and management

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