SEACOM partners with Raxio data centre to boost connectivity solutions in Uganda


Johannesburg, 14 November 2019 – Leading Pan-African service provider, SEACOM, talks of its planned partnership with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020.

Always at the forefront of driving connectivity in Africa, SEACOM recently launched Enterprise connectivity solutions in Uganda. Raxio Uganda’s world-class facility will become the cornerstone of digitisation in the country, enabling customers to seamlessly cross-connect within the data centre.  This will help to provide a consistent and reliable experience for SEACOM’s customers in the region.

As the global carrier partner, SEACOM will drive the Internet in Uganda closer to businesses, offering affordable, reliable and quality Internet connectivity – highlighting the mutual benefit of the partnership.

Raxio Uganda was established by First Brick Holdings Inc, as the first of its network of state-of-the-art data centres across the region. As an open-access data centre, Raxio Uganda will offer a wide variety of connectivity options, providing diversity and flexibility for SEACOM’s customers.

The new data centre, which is currently under construction and is set to be completed in Q1 2020, will operate according to Tier III standards facility. At full capacity, Raxio Uganda will be able to accommodate up to 400 racks and deliver 1.5MW of power, in a fully redundant, high-security environment.

Tonny Tugee, MD of East Africa SEACOM explains, “This partnership with Raxio Uganda will be key as we drive to expand our business in this important market. Raxio Uganda’s new enterprise-grade facilities will ensure the delivery of a full range of services, in a stable, ‘always-on’ environment, to our customers in Uganda. We’re also excited about the potential to extend our relationship outside of Uganda, further augmenting the geographic reach and network infrastructure we can offer our customers.”

Robert Mullins, Executive Director at First Brick Holdings, Raxio Uganda’s parent company, adds, “Bringing SEACOM onboard is a testament to the growing recognition of Raxio Uganda as the go-to partner for cross-connects, delivering robust enterprise-grade, open access data infrastructure, optimised and deployed to meet our customers’ needs. We are also delighted with the opportunity to explore new opportunities to work together in the broader region”.

Both SEACOM and Raxio Data Centre will be attending AfricaCom – the leading African telecommunications, media and technology conference – in Cape Town on 12-14 November 2019. Raxio Data Centre will be exhibiting at this year’s conference from stand #DC24, showcasing its state-of-the-art data centre facilities and colocation services, as well as discussing key trends for data centre and communications infrastructure investment in Africa.

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