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ADC pens interconnect deal with London Internet Exchange

Africa Data Centres and LINX form a partnership to explore digital growth in Africa.
Africa Data Centres and LINX form a partnership to explore digital growth in Africa.

Africa Data Centres (ADC) – a Cassava Technologies company – has sealed an interconnection partnership with the London Internet Exchange (LINX) to explore growth and opportunities in current and new markets across Africa.

ADC announced the ‘strategic partnership’ today, saying the goal is to add value to local network communities, LINX membership and data centre facilities across Africa.

According to the data centre operator, LINX is an expert in the field of delivering redundant and resilient interconnection solutions at its global Internet exchange points, which will enhance ADC services.

“This new partnership is the recipe for great things to enhance connectivity and digital services in new and emerging markets across Africa,” says Tesh Durvasula, CEO, ADC.

ADC, which has a network of interconnected carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, says the LINX alliance aligns with its expansion plans on the continent.

The company has since earmarked $500 million investment into new hyperscale data centres across Africa.

Last week, ADC announced the construction of a new 10MW data centre in Ghana and the first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.

“Building new facilities is the one path that Africa can take to address the growing need for storage and networking that are crucial to digitising Africa and bringing digital services to its citizens,” adds Durvasula.

In the case of LINX, Nurani Nimpuno, head of global engagement says: “We are excited to be working with Africa Data Centres on this journey into new markets across Africa.

“The data centre giant has the largest hub of interconnected facilities on the continent, making it the ideal partner to serve the growth and demand predicted in the ICT sector and opening up fantastic opportunities for countries across Africa, and making digital services a reality for hundreds of millions of citizens.”

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