Raxio breaks ground on new data centre in Mozambique

The Raxio Group has held a ground-breaking ceremony that formally kicked off the construction of its premier Tier-III carrier neutral colocation data centre, located at Beluluane Industrial Park (MozParks) in Maputo, Mozambique (“Raxio MZ1”).

Highlighting the role Raxio Mozambique will play in strengthening the country’s digital backbone, Robert Mullins, CEO of 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 Mozambiquan 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.”

Master Power Technologies, which entered a long-term partnership with Raxio last year, will lead on mechanical and electrical works. Mota Engil Moçambique, a leading general contractor in the country, will be responsible for the civil works, with Keyplan Associates as the local architect who has completed the design and will oversee the construction and African Century Real Estate Ltd who have supported Raxio’s development since inception in Mozambique.

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 “always-on” environment.

The facility will keep with the company’s core sustainability principles to minimize 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.

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