Africa: Work begins on Africell data center

Jun 10, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

In Freetown, Sierra Leone, construction has commenced on Africell’s data center, and a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held in the country’s capital to mark the occasion. According to the company, this facility will become the “center of the Africell network” in Sierra Leone, where it will first act as Africell’s Disaster Recovery Center, and secure network resilience and redundancy for voice and data.

Having launched back in 2005, with operations centered in Gambia, the company has expanded significantly, and in a press release last year, the company announced that 2021/22 would see the company’s” biggest ever network expansion in Sierra Leone,” with “substantial investment being made in the rollout of new sites and upgrade of existing sites, bringing wider and faster coverage to millions of Sierra Leoneans.”

Speaking about the development at the ceremony, Chief Minister of Sierra Leone, Jacob Jusu Saffa said: “The construction of the state-of-the-art data center in Freetown is a huge milestone forward in Sierra Leone’s technological advancement.”