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Data Centre: Investors to discuss African market prospects

Data Centre: Investors to discuss African market prospects

The maiden edition of  Invest in Data Centre Africa, a  one-day Summit to  explore the next phase of data centre and cloud development across the African continent will hold June 8 in Monaco, France.

The Summit, which holds alongside Datacloud Europe, will discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity via sub-sea cables and dark fiber, energy supply, cloud, IT investment, risk and the availability of funding.

Organiser of the event say the programme is expected to feature a host of inspiring top level speakers from both investor organisations and operating companies in Africa and internationally.

International consulting company BroadGroup, who research and produce Datacloud, will provide a Market Assessment and Outlook for the Africa data centre landscape.

Philip Low, Managing Director of BroadGroup said that “Africa infrastructure is a growth story for the next decade. We are seeing the emergence of carrier neutral data centers, and importantly IP peering exchanges that will spur hosting and cloud growth over the next 24 months in several countries. But the summit hopes to create more investor led opportunities as well as assess the risk and prospects.”

Infrastructure investment and challenges faced by Africa will take center stage during the Summit with energy being among them. Case studies and empirical examples will be showcased, contributing to a realistic perspective for data centre investors.

Datacloud 2016 is Europe’s foremost networking and business deal making forum for data centre and cloud players, their customers, investors and suppliers. Attracting over 1800 executives from more than 60 countries as well as over 90 exhibiting companies, delivering a unique networking opportunity and to secure real-time deals.

Kayode Oladeinde Technology Journalist at Technology Times. Mobile: +234 (0) 7031526929

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