Access to converged open digital infrastructure is enabling content providers cloud operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), major enterprises, fixed and mobile operators to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation, by expediting their deployment of digital products and services to businesses, individuals and communities.
Transformational, pan-Africa data centre operator Open Access Data Centres (OADC) is helping bridge Africa’s digital divide and is the first and only DC operator on the continent to consolidate edge computing, edge DCs and hyperscale connectivity into a single, interconnected digital ecosystem.
OADC is also playing its part in addressing Africa’s DC deficit – only 1% of the world’s DC capacity is currently located in Africa. Within 18 months of its’ formation, OADC had deployed 35 core, midi and EDGE open-access carrier-neutral DCs across South Africa and Nigeria – where OADC Lagos, its flagship, 20MW, Tier-III facility is located on the biggest DC campus in West Africa.
Additional data centre facilities are under construction, including OADC Kinshasa in DRC (expected to go live early Q3 2023), with more sites in the advanced stages of evaluation.