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PAIX Data Centres expands capacity in Ghana to 1.2MW to boost Africa’s digital economy. (Image source: PAIX Data Centres)

PAIX Data Centres, a prominent provider of data centre solutions, has announced the expansion of its Accra facility to 1.2MW. This critical boost aims to enhance the digital economy and stimulate job creation in Ghana 

As one of the largest data centres in the country, the upgraded facility will empower internet service providers (ISPs), cloud providers, and enterprises to fully leverage robust digital infrastructure and improved connectivity. These resources will enable the growth of online businesses, including e-commerce, in the digital era.

The expansion comes at a crucial juncture, as the demand for reliable and scalable data centers in Africa is projected to outstrip supply by 300% over the next two years. To meet this escalating demand, the current installed capacity of 250MW must be significantly increased to 1,200MW by 2030, with data consumption expected to rise by 40% annually until 2025, according to industry estimates.

Accra data centre upgrade highlights

The newly upgraded facility features state-of-the-art infrastructure and robust security measures, ensuring optimal performance for mission-critical applications and services. Additionally, advanced cooling and waste management systems, along with an increased integration of renewable energy sources, contribute to improved environmental impact.

Strategically located in Accra, the data center offers low-latency connectivity to major regional and international network routes, as well as subsea cables, further enhancing overall efficiency and performance.

PAIX Data Centres initially acquired its Accra facility in 2018 and later constructed a second data center in Kenya in 2020. The company’s mission is to drive digital transformation and foster innovation across Africa by providing world-class data center solutions that empower businesses in the digital age.

Africa50, an infrastructure investor and asset manager, committed US$20mn in equity investment to PAIX Data Centres in 2022 to support its expansion into new markets and the upgrade of existing facilities. 

Bright Tawiah, managing director, PAIX Data Centres, Ghana, said, “This expansion reaffirms our dedication to providing best-in-class data center solutions to our customers in Accra and beyond. As one of Africa’s digital economy hotspots, Accra plays a vital role in driving innovation and growth across various industries. We are proud to be at the forefront of this transformation, enabling businesses to thrive in today's increasingly connected world".

Alexander Sulzberger, co-founder & chief technical officer, Ecoband Networks, remarked, “Ecoband Networks has been one of PAIX's longest-standing customers, utilizing the RackAfrica datacenter in Accra since its inception in 2013. We have been extremely pleased with the continuous expansion and upgrade plans spearheaded by the PAIX management, ensuring the delivery of world-class data center services with zero downtime. This reliability provides Ecoband and our international carrier partners hosted in Accra with a solid foundation for our ISP operations.”

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