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Airtel to generate 34MW electricity in Lagos

Airtel Africa on Tuesday launched  Airtel (“Nxtra”), a new data centre business founded on a commitment to meet the continent’s growing needs for data centre…

Airtel Africa on Tuesday launched  Airtel (“Nxtra”), a new data centre business founded on a commitment to meet the continent’s growing needs for data centre capacity and to serve the fast-growing African digital economy.

The first major Nxtra facility in Lagos, will deliver 34 MW of total power, the telecom company said yesterday.

It said Nxtra aims to build one of the largest networks of data centres in Africa with high-capacity data centres in major cities located strategically across Airtel Africa’s footprint, complementing its existing edge sites.

The statement by the company also added that Nxtra’s ambition will allow it to serve the growing need of African enterprises and its data centre infrastructure will be designed to host the next generation of computing, while providing multi-MW capacity in a phased manner.

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Airtel Africa’s Group CEO, Segun Ogunsanya said: “A rapid increase in data centre capacity is needed to support the growth potential of Africa’s digital economy.  We’re proud to drive the future of Africa’s digital infrastructure, unlocking opportunities for businesses to grow and fuelling economic prosperity.”

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