Local Firm Buys Into Data Centre

January 31 , 2021


Local Firm Buys Into Data Centre

WebSprix, an Ethiopian private internet service provider, has made a significant minority investment in Wingu.Africa's Ethiopian subsidiary. WebSprix, which previously completed a data centre installation project for Bank of Abyssinia, was established in 2011. The two companies are working closely together on their expansion plans to support the development of critical ICT infrastructure in Ethiopia, focusing on shrinking the digital divide, according to Anthony Voscarides, Wingu co-founder and CEO. Wingu.Africa, which broke ground on the country's first carrier-neutral hyper-scale data centre earlier this month, received 15,000Sqm of land at the ICT park in November 2020. East Africa’s first carrier and cloud-neutral data centre group, Wingu has a data centre in Djibouti that has been operational for 10 years. It plans on opening an additional data centre in Adama in the future. An additional three companies, Raxio Data Plc, Red Fox Web Solution and ScutiX, have also managed to obtain data centre spaces at the ICT Park.


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