Nasdaq-listed Equinix will invest $390-million in Africa, including South Africa, over the next five years.
South Africa’s oldest internet exchange, Jinx, will establish a presence in Johannesburg’s newest data centre.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has appointed President Ntuli as MD for South Africa with immediate effect.
Nasdaq-listed Equinix is pressing ahead with a project to build a R3-billion data centre in Johannesburg.
Equinix plans to invest R2.8-billion to build its first data centre in South Africa, as part of the firm’s African expansion push.
Data centre operators may not deserve the premium valuations attached to them given mounting cost pressure and intense competition.
Equinix is acquiring Nigerian data centre and submarine cable operator MainOne in a deal that gives MainOne at an enterprise value of $320-million.
MTN Group said on Wednesday that it has become the first mobile operator in the world to deploy and test an “open optical packet transport platform” known as Voyager, after joining the Facebook-backed Telecom Infra Project earlier