Pan-African operator Raxio Data Centres has opened a facility in Maputo, Mozambique.

The company this week announced the opening of Raxio Mozambique (Raxio MZ1). It offers 3MW across 2,000 sqm, with capacity for up to 400 racks.

Raxio launches a data center in Maputo – Raxio

Located in Beluluane Industrial Park (MozParks) on the outskirts of the capital, the facility is the country’s first Tier III Uptime-certified data center. Raxio broke ground on the project in September 2022.

“We are proud to be opening Mozambique’s first Tier III, hyper-scale ready data center and are excited to be a critical cornerstone in supporting the growth of the country’s evolving digital economy, helping to accelerate the adoption for digital tools and services across industries,” said Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group. “The flagship Raxio MZ1 facility is a hub of connectivity and digital exchange, with eight of the country’s top telecom operators and connectivity providers already signed up. Delivering this exceptional facility is testament of our capabilities and of our commitment to provide our customers in Mozambique with the world-class infrastructure their businesses require.”

Established in 2018, Raxio Group is part of the US-based Roha Group investment firm. The company has live facilities in Uganda and Ethiopia, and sites in development in Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Tanzania, and Angola.

Raxio said 2024 will see the launch of data centers in Côte d’Ivoire and DRC in Q3 2024, and Angola before the end of the year, bringing the total live facilities to six.

“With this launch, Mozambique is finally set to benefit from having its own world-class data center facility and Raxio’s dedicated operational experience to support the country’s continued development in this digital age,” added Emidio Amadebai, Raxio’s general manager in Mozambique. “Mozambique’s location positions Raxio MZ1 ideally to accommodate the needs of both local customers and those in the wider Southern African region.”

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