02 February 2022

Tanzania’s First Integrated Carrier Neutral Data Center & Cable Landing Station

wingu.africa group limited (“Wingu”), East Africa’s rapidly expanding carrier neutral data center group, is pleased to announce it will soon go live with Tanzania’s first integrated carrier neutral data center and cable landing station (“CLS”).

The facility, a first for Tanzania, will be connected to other Wingu data centers, strategically located across East Africa, including Djibouti (Africa’s most connected point), Ethiopia and Somaliland. This infrastructure development is critical to support the country’s strategy for growth in the Information & Communications Technology (“ICT”) sector, directly generating highly skilled jobs and enabling entrepreneurial activity and employment in today’s digital age.

Working together with a local partner, Athena Core Technologies Ltd, Wingu’s Tier 3 facility will host international cable landings and offer co-location services for local and international customers, helping to improve internet speed, reliability, and affordability.

The carrier neutral data center and CLS will incorporate energy-saving technology, while using green energy, as much as possible, to reduce emissions and reward customers with lower ongoing costs. Construction commenced late in 2021 with a target ready-for-service date of 31 March 2022.

Mr Abraham Okore, Athena CEO, noted that “Athena and Wingu are grateful to the Tanzanian authorities for the excellent support received from local agencies, Ministries, and the Tanzania Investment Centre, which has allowed the project to proceed efficiently to meet the demand of the ICT sector and all businesses and customers”.

The Tanzania launch follows closely the launch event held on the 20 January for Wingu’s second facility in Djibouti. This new facility is another integrated carrier neutral data center and CLS and is the first of its kind in Djibouti.

Mr Anthony Voscarides, Wingu Group CEO, commented that “One major new cable system has already signed an agreement to land in our upcoming Djibouti facility to take advantage of the open access and dynamic commercial eco-system in our data centers, we very much look forward to welcoming other cables in these unique facilities in Tanzania, Djibouti and elsewhere”.

He also added that “Wingu is actively looking at other locations where customer demand and needs can be met through our proven commercial approach to operating data centers in East Africa, updates on our continued growth will be shared in the coming months”.

For more information, please visit www.wingu.africa or email pr@wingu.africa

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