Safaricom Ethiopia Plc is building a $ 100 million data centre in Addis Ababa.The structure was assembled in China before making its way to the capital Addis via Djibouti.
Top executives of the telco say the data centre is part of the US$300 million in an investment they have budgeted for the first year of operation.
Safaricom consortium plans two other data centers in Ethiopia
The company plans to install similar data centers in Adama and Dire Dawa as it scales up operations, according to Pedro Rabacal, Chief Technology,and Information Officer at the consortium.
The consortium was awarded Ethiopia’s first-ever private telecom operator’s license in 2021 after offering US$850 million. The company is expected to launch commercial operations in the coming months.