PAIX Data Centres expands in Ghana for business growth

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May 22, 2024
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  • PAIX Data Centres, a pan-African provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data centre services, has announced that its Ghana facility will be expanded to 1.2 MW in response to Africa's growing demand for digital infrastructure. 
  • Per the company, the data centre, which is now one of Ghana's largest, will allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs), cloud providers, and enterprises to benefit from robust digital infrastructure and improved connectivity, facilitating online business growth. 
  • This development comes more than two years after it secured a $20 million equity investment from Africa50 to fund the company's data centre capacity expansion and growth plans into new African data centre markets.

PAIX emphasised that this expansion comes at a critical time, as demand for reliable and scalable data centres in Africa is expected to exceed supply by 300% over the next two years, necessitating a significant increase in installed capacity from 250 MW to 1,200 MW by 2030 to meet the rapidly increasing demand for data, with consumption expected to rise by 40% per year until 2025. 

Meanwhile, a 2024 data centre in Africa focus report predicted that Africa's data centre market would increase by 50% by 2026. 

According to Mordor Intelligence, the Africa data centre market size is expected to be 0.69 thousand MW in 2024 and 1.23 thousand MW by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 12.34%. 

The market is expected to generate $750.2 million in colocation revenue in 2024 and $1,709.6 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 17.91% over the forecast period (2024-2029).

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“The upgraded facility boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and robust security measures, ensuring optimal performance and reliability for mission-critical applications and services. The data center also features advanced cooling and waste management systems, and the increased integration of renewable energy as a power source, to improve environmental impact,” PAIX confirmed

Meanwhile, a recent report indicates that the Republic of the Congo has begun building the country's national data centre, storing and processing the Central African nation's digital data.

The Nigerian government also plans to launch a data centre, storing up to 1.4 petabytes of data by May 29, 2024. 


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