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Ethiopia’s first hyperscale data centre breaks ground

Ethiopian Investment Commission backs project targeted at content delivery networks, cloud providers, and financial services companies.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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January 16, 2021 | 11:14 AM GMT

East African data centre operator wingu.africa has broken ground on what it claims to be the first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre park in Ethiopia.

Located in the Ethio ICT Park of the capital Addis Ababa, the site will boast 15,000 square meters of building space.

Aimed at content delivery networks, cloud providers, and financial services companies, the data centre has received support from the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC).

wingu.africa said in a statement that the investment is proof of the confidence in the further economic development of Ethiopia, which will accelerate through an activated and strong ICT sector.

Commenting on the news, co-founder and CEO of wingu.africa, Anthony Voscarides, added: “We are delighted to be part of Ethiopia’s ICT development with our new hyperscale data centres. 

“Our commitment to Ethiopia is to provide a safe and stable platform for the growing business community, including young, ambitious and visionary entrepreneurs

“wingu.africa is committed to the development of the ICT sector and to the support of various social initiatives and programs that contribute to positive changes in the communities.“

“Ethiopia is a natural extension of our group’s existing facilities and we are excited to be the first with a plan to launch commercial services later this year.”

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