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African Data Center Market 2017 - How the Race to the Cloud is Transforming African Colocation Markets - Research and Markets


The "The
African Data Center Rises - How the Race to the Cloud is Transforming
African Colocation Markets - Standard Package"
report has been
added to Research and Markets' offering.

The African Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) market has entered a new
phase of growth, one that should see deeper adoption in core markets,
and a broader, more distributed data center service penetration beyond
the core. The harbingers of this impending data center market growth
have been building up for years.

African broadband is booming; the number of connections has passed the
200 million mark and should grow by an average of nearly 20% over the
next five years. Fiber connectivity prices are declining, workload
migration to the cloud is accelerating, data privacy and sovereignty
concerns are gaining ground, and a new breed of consumer and enterprise
digital natives are putting new demands on African Internet networks.

These and other factors are driving the race to bring the brains of the
African Internet back to the continent, in the process transforming the
African data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth
segments in the African ICT market.

Leveraging months of research, dozens of interviews, extensive data
collections and new analytical tools for data center analysis and
geo-mapping, the "African Data Center Rises - How the Race to the Cloud
is Transforming African Colocation Markets" report provides an
unprecedented view into the dynamics underpinning the African MTDC
colocation market.

The report explores key questions surrounding the African MTDC
colocation market from the mundane, yet critical (how many colo data
centers are there exactly in Africa, how big is the market, who are the
key players), to the more incisive, if complicated (Can African colo
players survive on colo only, should African telcos sell their data
center assets, how much is Teraco worth, which markets are the most
attractive, etc.)

A reference report for all players and investors in the African
colocation and cloud markets.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary: The African Data Center Is Still Rising

2. Part I - The Numbers

3. What Is The Size Of The African Colocation Market?

4. What Is The Demand Potential For African Mtdc Colocation?

5. What Is The Revenue Size & Outlook For African Mtdc Colocation?

6. The Competitive Structure Of The African Mtdc Colocation Market: Of
"True" Carrier-Neutral, Telco Dcs, And It Players

7. Part II - Behind The Numbers: Answering Key Questions

8. Part III - Country Focus

9. Kenya: Ready For Take-Off

10. Nigeria: The Giant Is Still Sleeping

11. Morocco: Promising, But Still Constrained

12. Tunisia: Africa's Best Hidden Colo Secret

Companies Mentioned

  • Amazon Web Services
  • BCX
  • CenturyLink
  • Dataxion
  • Digital Realty
  • EO Data Center
  • East Africa Data Center
  • Equinix
  • Etix Everywhere
  • GPX
  • Hetzner SA
  • Hostoweb
  • iColo
  • IBM
  • Internet Solutions
  • Interxion
  • Liquid Telecom
  • MTN Business
  • MainOne/MDXi
  • Maroc Data Center
  • Microsoft
  • N+One
  • Ooredoo Tunisia
  • Orange Group
  • Rack Africa
  • RackCentre
  • Raya Data Center
  • Safaricom
  • T-Systems SA
  • Telecom Egypt
  • Telkom SA
  • Teraco
  • Verizon
  • Vodacom Business
  • Windstream

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