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Leading W’Africa’s Digital Transformation: MainOne Featured in OBG’s 2024 Data Centers in Africa Report

Poised for explosive growth, Africa’s data center market is projected to experience a 50% capacity increase by 2026. The 2024 Data Centres in Africa Focus Report, published by Oxford Business Group in  collaboration with the Africa Data Centres Association (ADCA) in April 2024, offers insights into the impact of data centers on Africa’s digital economy.

This report delves into Africa’s evolving data center landscape, analyzing infrastructure development, broadband expansion, and regulatory frameworks. It emphasizes the importance of bridging the ICT skills gap and integrating sustainability into data center operations.

Included in the report are in-depth case studies and viewpoints from key industry players, including Funke Opeke, West Africa Managing Director, MainOne, an Equinix Company.

According to her,  Africa is witnessing a digital surge, driven by the growing demand for cloud-based services and content. This translates to a critical need for dependable data storage solutions.

The MainOne feature highlights the company’s significant infrastructure investments such as submarine cables and data centers, and the roles the have played in expanding capacity and connectivity to empower the region with improved digital access. It also spotlights one of the biggest hurdles for data centers in Africa, which is ensuring access to affordable and reliable electricity and how MainOne is tackling this challenge.

Oxford Business Group operates in more than 30 of the world’s fastest-growing markets, offering internationally acclaimed business intelligence and advisory services on the countries and regions that are shaping the future balance of economic power.

Click here to download the 2024 Data Centres in Africa Focus Report

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