Data Center Business In Africa Not Driven By OTT/VOD But By Financial Services

Broadcast Media Africa understands that the main reason why data centre development are still lagging in Africa is because most of the online video data consumed in Africa are hosted in data centres across Europe. This issue has been highlighted by senior executives of MainOne and Liquid Telecom - two of the major data center providers in Africa.

Sharing their experiences at the recent International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago, USA, they confirmed that the demand seen from their Africa-based data centre businesses had been from financial institutions and multinational organisations.

They urged for the regulatory and investment environment around data centres in Africa to be reassessed so as also to enable OTT and VOD players to participate.


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