Lagos: Airtel’s Nxtra begins construction on Lagos data center

Mar 13, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Airtel Africa this week officially broke ground on a new facility in Lagos’s Victoria Island. The facility will deliver 38MW and is expected to be live by the first quarter of 2026. It  will also be the first of five hyperscale data centers developed by Airtel Africa on the continent through Nxtra. Airtel Africa’s outgoing group CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, and his successor, Sunil Taldar attended the ceremony.

Ogunsanya said: “We strongly believe that the establishment of Nxtra Data Centers will enhance data sovereignty, security, and preservation within the continent, reflecting our commitment to make Nigeria a major hub for access to digital services as we propel Africa towards a sustainable and inclusive digital age.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “The Nxtra Frontier is not merely the construction of a facility, but the dawn of a new era in data control, security, and preservation throughout Africa. Airtel’s commitment to the highest standards in data management, technological innovation, and extensive network infrastructure is truly commendable.