Fast-growing independent South African data centre operator Teraco is being acquired. The deal is being led through funds from international private equity firm Permira. Teraco has quickly established itself as the top “carrier neutral” data centre operator in sub-Saharan Africa since
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Vendor-neutral data centre operator Teraco Data Environments has secured a R200m medium-term funding facility from Absa’s corporate and investment banking division. Teraco CEO Lex van Wyk says the funding will allow Teraco to meet the demand created by growth of the Internet and cloud computing
Eskom has asked for a 16%/year increase in electricity prices for the next five years – an effective doubling in the price over the period. This will increase costs for mobile operators and data-centre providers, with costs eventually flowing through to consumers, industry players have warned. Vox Telecom
The Durban Internet Exchange (Dinx), located at data centre operator Teraco’s Riverhorse Valley facility, joins the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (Jinx) and the Cape Town Internet Exchange (Cinx) as the third dedicated exchange in SA to go live. Its backers promise better local connectivity and network redundancy
Next month, the gigantic West African Cable System (Wacs) will come online, bringing around 400Gbit/s of submarine fibre capacity to SA at launch. But what does this increase in capacity mean for SA consumers and Internet service providers? Sean Nourse, executive for connectivity at Internet Solutions, says that although the effects of Wacs
Episode 16 of TechCentral’s business technology podcast TalkCentral is ready for streaming or downloading. In the latest episode, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Candice Jones reflect on Cell C’s mobile broadband launch in Gauteng and the new data tariffs on offer.