Data Centers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growing Opportunity for Telcos

  • ID: 3990054
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 27 Pages
  • GlobalData
1 of 6
The Region is Characterised by Unreliable Power Supply, Making it a Key Inhibitor of Data Center Services

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel
  • East Africa Data Center
  • icolo
  • MDXi
  • MTN Ghana
  • Racafrica
  • MORE

'Data Centers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growing Opportunity for Telcos' an Insider report offers a thorough study of the data center market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report analyses the data center market and the role of market participants such as MNOs, dedicated data center providers and governments

Key Findings:

  • Telcos are increasingly investing in launching and expanding their data centers as part of a strategic effort to offer IT services.
  • Increasing fixed broadband coverage and submarine cables providing improved wholesale and international connectivity are two key drivers of data center services in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The region is characterised by unreliable power supply, making it a key inhibitor of data center services.
  • Technical features are the key method providers use to differentiate their data center services. These include access to submarine cables, being carrier neutral and access to reliable power supplies.

The report consists of the following sections:

  • Introduction: Data center Market Context - This section briefly describes the main types of data center services offered in the region as well as an overview of key players in the market.
  • Data Center Commercial Strategies: Drivers and Challenges - This section includes an in-depth examination of the key data center commercial strategies as well as the factors driving and inhibiting adoption of data center services. 
  • Market detail: Case studies - Three case studies are presented, analysing the data center services provided by MTN Ghana, Tigo Tanzania and Teraco South Africa. 
  • Key Findings and Recommendations: Consists of a summary of key findings and a set of recommendations for providers of data center services.

Reasons To Buy:

  • This Telecom Insider helps executives build proactive, profitable strategies by offering comprehensive, relevant analysis of the data center market in sub-Saharan Africa based on insights directly from local market players.
  • The report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality that allows it to be turned into presentable material immediately.
  • The broad but detailed perspective will help operators, dedicated data center providers and other telecom industry players to succeed in the data center market.
  • The competitive landscape and the major players are given extra attention, enabling local players or prospective market entrants to gain the insight they need.
  • The report brings several case studies that showcase the business model that operators are implementing regarding data center services.
READ MORE
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
2 of 6

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel
  • East Africa Data Center
  • icolo
  • MDXi
  • MTN Ghana
  • Racafrica
  • MORE

1. Introduction: Data Center Market Context

2. Data Center Commercial Strategies: Drivers and Challenges

3. Market Detail: Case Studies

  • MTN Ghana
  • Tigo Tanzania
  • Teraco Data Environments

4. Key Findings and Recommendations

List of Tables
Exhibit 1: Data Center Tier Classification
Exhibit 2: Data Center Services Definitions
Exhibit 3: Enterprise Services Framework And The Role Of The Telco
Exhibit 4: Data Center Service Provider Types
Exhibit 5: Select Data Center Investments And Expansions In Sub-saharan Africa
Exhibit 6: Enterprise Broadband Lines
Exhibit 7: Indicative Colocation Monthly Rental Prices Per Rack, Us$
Exhibit 8: Sample product features of data center providers
Exhibit 9: Pricing Models For Data Center Services
Exhibit 10: Distribution Framework: Typical Distribution Channels Witnessed In Sub-saharan Markets With Specific Characteristics
Exhibit 11: Maturity of data center markets
Exhibit 12: MTN Ghana Enterprise Service Portfolio
Exhibit 13: MTN’S Data Center Service Offerings
Exhibit 14: Tigo’s enterprise service portfolio
Exhibit 15: Tigo’s Data Center Service Offerings 
Exhibit 16: Teraco’s Key Client Segments
Exhibit 17: Teraco’s Data Center Service Offerings

List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Data Center Tier Classification
Exhibit 2: Data Center Services Definitions
Exhibit 3: Enterprise Services Framework And The Role Of The Telco
Exhibit 4: Data Center Service Provider Types
Exhibit 5: Select Data Center Investments And Expansions In Sub-saharan Africa
Exhibit 6: Enterprise Broadband Lines
Exhibit 7: Indicative Colocation Monthly Rental Prices Per Rack, Us$
Exhibit 8: Sample product features of data center providers
Exhibit 9: Pricing Models For Data Center Services
Exhibit 10: Distribution Framework: Typical Distribution Channels Witnessed In Sub-saharan Markets With Specific Characteristics
Exhibit 11: Maturity of data center markets
Exhibit 12: MTN Ghana Enterprise Service Portfolio
Exhibit 13: MTN’S Data Center Service Offerings
Exhibit 14: Tigo’s enterprise service portfolio
Exhibit 15: Tigo’s Data Center Service Offerings 
Exhibit 16: Teraco’s Key Client Segments
Exhibit 17: Teraco’s Data Center Service Offerings

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
3 of 6

Loading
LOADING...

4 of 6

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airtel
  • East Africa Data Center
  • icolo
  • MDXi
  • MTN Ghana
  • Racafrica
  • MORE
  • Telcos are increasingly investing in launching and expanding their data centers as part of a strategic effort to offer IT services. However, telcos are not alone in this space as governments and dedicated data center providers are also key providers of data center services in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Increasing fixed broadband coverage, submarine cables providing improved wholesale and international connectivity, government legislation requiring in-country storage of data and government investments in data centers are key drivers of data center services in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • However, the region is plagued by unreliable power supply, a key inhibitor of data center development. Other important inhibitors include high prices for data center services, lack of awareness and familiarity of data center services and a strong preference by enterprises for in-house data centers.
  • Technical features are the key method providers use to differentiate their data center services. These include access to submarine cables, being carrier neutral, access to reliable power supplies and presence of Internet exchange points.

In this report we describe the market context and major trends related to data center services in sub-Saharan Africa. We also discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities surrounding the adoption of data centers. Then we bring in evidence from some of the case studies in sub-Saharan Africa: MTN Ghana, Tigo Tanzania and Teraco in South Africa. We conclude with a set of key findings and recommendations.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
5 of 6
  • Airtel
  • East Africa Data Center
  • icolo
  • MDXi
  • MTN Ghana
  • Racafrica
  • Safaricom
  • Teraco
  • Tigo Tanzania
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
6 of 6
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Adroll
adroll