Africell pins hope of early expansion on Angola datacentre
Angola’s new mobile phone operator Africell has edged closer to entrenching local operations with the introduction of a new datacentre in Luanda.
The company said the facility will serve as the cornerstone of its network services delivery in the country and is the result of collaboration between several stakeholders, including Dell, HP, Nokia and Oracle.
Africell added that local partners such as CPC Africa, Jembas and Prosecurity were involved in the design, construction and implementation of the project.
It said that the offer of cloud networking capabilities will empower local businesses with the connectivity to be able to compete more effectively in global markets.
The construction of the datacentre is in line with the company’s strategy to lead a digital transformation in Angola.
Christopher Lundh, CEO of Africell Angola said, “We want to lead a digital transformation. Africell is investing in technology that will provide Angola with faster, more affordable and more reliable digital connectivity than it has had before. Africell’s new datacentre has unique technology features having been designed by renowned technology partners and built to the highest standard of efficiency, performance and resilience. We are proud to present it today because it brings to life our digital vision for Angola and sets the tone for the future of our network.”
Ziad Dalloul, Chairman and CEO of Africell Group said, “I’m very pleased with the progress of our operation there in Angola. The strong foundation we are laying here today in terms of recruitments, investment and planning will benefit our customers when we officially launch mobile network services in Angola.”
In June this year, the company successfully acquired a US$105-million syndicate loan facility to support its expansion plans across Africa.