By Juliet Umeh
Two big data center facilities, Africa Data Centres and Egypt-based Benya Cables have said that their strategic partnership to secure continuous sourcing of critical fiber optic technology and equipment will improve Africa’s digital future.
According to the partners, Africa Data Centres will purchase fiber optic technology and equipment from Benya Cables and the agreement will serve seven of the biggest countries across Africa.
Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, Ahmed Mekky, said: “We are very pleased with our supply agreement to Africa Data Centres who is supporting Benya Cables as an African manufacturer. This is the 6first transaction of its kind and it confirms that Benya and its subsidiaries are on track to becoming Africa and Middle East leading Digital Transformation Enabler.”
Also, CEO of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz, said: “Benya’s choice for Egypt as its anchor market was due to its strategic geographic location, history, demographics, availability of know-how and qualified labor, and to support the Egyptian Government’s 2030 Vision mandating a strong commitment to the advancement of the ICT industry.
“Our partnership with Benya Cables for optic fiber technologies and supply will further strengthen Africa Data Centres leadership in providing our customers with the highest level of connectivity and interconnection capacity in Africa.”
He explained that Africa Data Centres is recognized as the leading colocation provider on the continent.
He added: “In the last six months, Africa Data Centres has announced acquisition plans for Nigeria and Ghana to build a best-in-class data facility serving those markets and concluded the acquisition of a ‘beyond tier-IV – standard’ data center facility in Samrand, South Africa.”