Safaricom Sets Up $100m Data Centre

January 18 , 2022


Pedro Rabacal, chief technology and information officer at Safaricom Ethiopia Plc.


Safaricom Ethiopia is building a 100 million dollar data centre in Addis Abeba. The structure was assembled in China before making its way to the capital via Djibouti.

Safaricom’s executives say the data centre is part of the 300 million dollars in an investment they have budgeted for the first year of operation.

The company plans to install similar data centres in Adama and Dire Dawa as it scales up operations, according to Pedro Rabacal, chief technology and information officer at Safaricom Ethiopia Plc.

The Safaricom-led consortium was awarded the country’s first-ever private telecom operator’s license last year after offering 850 million dollars. The company is expected to launch commercial operations in the coming months.



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