Egypt-based Benya Cables to grow African infrastructure in new partnership
Africa Data Centres and Benya Cables are entering into a strategic supply agreement to secure continuous sourcing of critical fiber optic technology and equipment across seven African countries.
Benya Cables, a fiber Optics cables manufacturing facility based in Egypt has established a track record for ICT and technology infrastructure across several sectors in the past years. Africa Data Centres, Africa’s largest network of carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, already services Johannesburg, Nairobi, Cape Town, Harare, and Kigali.
“We are very pleased with our supply agreement to Africa Data Centres who is supporting Benya Cables as an African manufacturer. This is the first transaction of its kind and it confirms that Benya and its subsidiaries are on track to becoming Africa and Middle East leading Digital Transformation Enabler,” said Ahmed Mekky, chairman and CEO of Benya Group.
Benya’s choice for Egypt as its anchor market was due to its strategic geographic location, history, demographics, availability of know-how and qualified labour, and to support the Egyptian Government’s 2030 Vision mandating a strong commitment to the advancement of the ICT industry.
“Our partnership with Benya Cables for optic fiber technologies and supply will further strengthen Africa Data Centres leadership in providing our customers with the highest level of connectivity and interconnection capacity in Africa”, said Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres.
In the last six months, Africa Data Centres has announced acquisition plans for Nigeria and Ghana to build a best-in-class data facility serving those markets and concluded the acquisition of a ‘beyond tier-IV – standard’ data center facility in Samrand, South Africa.