Airtel Africa to build 34MW data center in Nigeria

Bisola David
Bisola David
Airtel Africa to build 34MW data center in Nigeria

The telecommunications company Airtel Africa has revealed plans to construct its first 34 megawatt NXtra data centre In Lagos, Nigeria.

The facility’s groundbreaking will take place later this month, according to a statement from the firm, and will be attended by the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the minister of communications, innovation, and digital economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani according to Nairametrics.

A data centre is a location that unifies an organization’s common IT equipment and activities for data processing, distribution, and storage. Arizton Advisory and Intelligence’s new research projects that the Nigerian data centre market size by investment would reach $218 million by 2026.

“In Airtel Africa’s mission to improve data sovereignty, security, and preservation inside the continent, the NXtra data centre in Lagos, there will be a turning point. With high-density racks, the facility is designed to function with an impressive Power Usage Effectiveness score of 1.3,” according to Airtel

Owing to the rapid expansion of digital services and the growing demand for reliable data storage, the facility is well-positioned to meet the changing needs of large corporations, governments, and businesses by guaranteeing the accessibility and integrity of vital data and digital connections.

The 14 nations where Airtel Africa continues to operate are expected to host the business-agnostic centres, which will be constructed in the major cities.

Regarding the intended establishment to be mentioned in Lagos, the CEO of Airtel Africa, Segun Ogunsanya said:

In a separate speech, the CEO of Airtel Nigeria, Carl Cruz, stated that “The NXtra Data Centre serves as the nation’s commercial hub for the advantage of potential clients.”

The immediate past Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, noted that “More jobs are being created through the construction, operation, and maintenance of these data centers in response to the rise in data centers being cited in Nigeria recently.”

Furthermore, Danbatta stated that “With more data centers being constructed in the nation, Nigeria is now in a good position to draw a sizable portion of the multibillion dollar global data centers industry.

“He claims that by offering a dependable and safe atmosphere for the services they provide inside a well nurtured policy and regulatory framework, Nigeria represents an attractive destination for more investment in data centers services and operations.

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