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WE ’ RE DELIGHTED TO BREAK GROUND ON ANOTHER FACILITY , WHICH DEMONSTRATES RAXIO ’ S COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE REGION ’ S ECONOMY AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY .
INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centres

Raxio Group Breaks Ground for Construction on next carrier neutral , colocation data centre in Mozambique

The Raxio Group , a pan-African data centre developer and operator , recently held a groundbreaking ceremony that formally kicks off the construction of its premier Tier-III carrier neutral colocation data centre , located at Beluluane Industrial Park in Maputo , Mozambique .

The event was attended by members of the government , including the Governor of Maputo Province , His Excellency Julio Parruque , executives of MozParks , members of the media , customers and senior representatives of the Raxio Group . During the event , Raxio laid the first brick of the future facility , marking the beginning of its construction . This follows a detailed process of design development and technical optimisation to achieve high operational

WE ’ RE DELIGHTED TO BREAK GROUND ON ANOTHER FACILITY , WHICH DEMONSTRATES RAXIO ’ S COMMITMENT TO SERVING THE REGION ’ S ECONOMY AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY .

efficiency that will serve as a benchmark for the region .
Robert Mullins , CEO , Raxio Group , said : “ We ’ re delighted to break ground on another facility , which demonstrates Raxio ’ s commitment to serving the region ’ s economy and Digital Transformation journey . More and more Mozambican individuals and businesses join the digital community every day , and this number continues to grow at a fast pace . This is why access to stable , mission critical environments in Mozambique is more important now than ever before . We are looking forward to supporting the country ’ s digital growth by developing the first hyperscale ready colocation data centre that will be operated by a team of highly skilled Mozambican professionals . Our site at the MozParks Industrial Park provides us with an ideal operating environment , with prime access to connectivity and power infrastructure , as well as the possibility to supply our site largely from renewable energy sources , allowing us to further our ambitious ESG goals .”
Internet use in Mozambique is increasing rapidly , with the number of Internet users more than doubling from 15 % to 32 % between 2015 and 2021 . At the same time , new and advanced submarine and terrestrial fibre optic network infrastructure will benefit the country , by dramatically improving connectivity and driving down the cost of access . This muchneeded international bandwidth will accelerate the country ’ s internet adoption , increasing the need for a stronger infrastructure backbone . Raxio will provide carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation services to its customers , creating an ideal environment for businesses and connectivity providers to interconnect , process and store data .
In addition to providing much needed colocation capacity to the country ’ s digital backbone , Raxio MZ1 will nurture interconnection through redundant meet-me rooms . Mobile network operators , ISPs and carriers will be able to interconnect to each other and their customers , reducing the cost of access to content across the country , at a time when new submarine cables will also be providing Mozambique with enhanced international connectivity . Raxio MZ1 will be fully equipped with industry best in class cooling technology , security , AC / DC power compatibility and redundancy in an “ alwayson ” environment .
The facility will keep with the company ’ s core sustainability principles to minimise the environmental footprint through optimal equipment selection and sustainable design . In addition , the MozParks location will provide Raxio MZ1 the possibility to meet its electricity requirements from renewable sources .
Raxio Mozambique is part of the Raxio Group portfolio , which includes Raxio Uganda , Raxio Ethiopia , Raxio DRC , Raxio Ivory Coast and Raxio Tanzania . The company is on track to complete multiple data centre investments across Africa to meet the increased demand for international standard data centre infrastructure in the region . p
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