Connecting Africa is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Cloud

Africa Data Centres and Nigeria's IXPN join forces

Article Image
Africa Data Centres is teaming up with the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), in a deal that will see better connectivity and lower bandwidth costs for Nigerians.

Africa Data Centres – which is part of the Cassava Technologies group – is moving forward with a large-scale African expansion of its carrier- and cloud-neutral data centers. This has seen recent builds in South Africa and Ghana with plans to build data centers in ten of Africa's largest economic capitals.

IXPN's CEO, Muhammed Rudman, said the partnership will provide an additional point of presence to IXPN members within the new Eko Atlantic City.

"Our partnership with Africa Data Centres provides our members with access to more peering facilities, particularly in Lagos, which will significantly improve connection performance, lower bandwidth costs, and lower latency for Nigerian Internet traffic," he added.

"IXPN is unquestionably the leading Internet exchange point in Nigeria and provides Africa Data Centres with the connectivity it needs to give customers market-leading service," said Dr Angus Hay, Africa Data Centres' group executive for IT and partnerships.

Africa Data Centres said that as enterprises migrate to the cloud and Internet-centric technology, they often find the expenses associated with operating their infrastructure – including backup generators and physical security – too high. Shared data center resources reduce the total cost of ownership while increasing availability and connectivity.

"Effective cloud services cannot be implemented without stable Internet access and robust, reliable data centres. This is the essence of the partnership between Africa Data Centres and IXPN – they bring Internet peering to the table, and the data centre provider delivers the local ecosystem for customers," Africa Data Centres added.

IXPN is a non-profit and membership-based organization which provides a platform for networks to interconnect directly within Nigeria, ensuring that local Internet traffic stays local rather than having to cross multiple country borders before reaching its recipients within the same locality.

Related posts:

*Top image source: Image by rawpixel.com on Freepik.

— The Staff, Connecting Africa

Innovation hub

Story

Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

Video

Podcast: What's the Story? African tech startups score $3.3B in funding

Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert joins this Light Reading podcast to explain why the fintech sector is bringing in the most funding, which countries are leading the way for most funding and what these trends mean for the continent as a whole.

More Innovation hub

Sponsored video

More videos

Flash poll

All polls

Latest video

More videos

Africa Tech Perspectives

Story

Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

Story

Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

Story

Survey: Opportunities for Women in Tech

Take our new survey for women across Asia, Europe and Africa looking at the biggest challenges and opportunities for women-led enterprises and trends in tech careers for women.

More AfricaCom perspectives

Guest Perspectives

Story

Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

Story

Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

More Guest Perspectives

Industry announcements

More Industry announcements

Partner perspectives

All Partner Perspectives

Like us on Facebook

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up