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Wingu Africa Inaugurates $50mln Data Center in Addis

ADDIS ABABA – Djibouti-based Wingu Africa has officially opened its new Tier III data center in Addis Ababa ICT Park.

On Tuesday, the company joined the growing number of data center operators in the capital, named the 2022 world’s second top locations for such facilities, on Tuesday.

The inauguration event was attended by Technology and Innovation Minister Belete Molla and officials of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC).

The facility “will be of critical importance to support Ethiopia’s strategy for growth in the ICT sector and to realize a digital transformation,” Belete said.

Wingu Africa invested 50 million USD in the construction of the Tier III data center which took two years to complete.

“The data center is designed to ensure customers uninterrupted services,” the EIC said of the facility which will require 12MW when fully operational.

It is equipped with independent backup systems for power, cooling, and network connectivity to deliver reliable internet services, the EIC says.

Apart from Ethiopia, the Wingu Africa Investment Group operates in Djibouti, Somaliland, and Tanzania.