Uganda welcomes historical move by carrier-neutral data centre
Uganda’s digital economy is set to get a major boost with the latest move by Raxio Data Centre which has opened the market for customers to have more options for redundancy and diversity in a competitive environment.
Speaking at the unveiling yesterday, the General Manager of Raxio Data Centre, Mr. James Byaruhanga explained how this would be the first time in the history of the country and in the history of connectivity in Uganda that there would be one facility with multiple fibre operators. For businesses this would mean the availability of multiple connections from office to data centre and the ability to mix and match different players allowing a massive advantage with higher uptime.
Raxio Data Centre unveiled nine new local fibre carriers who have been signed on at the Namanve-based carrier-neutral facility. The local fibre carriers will provide reliable internet connection to enable seamless data connections at competitive prices.
These nine local fibre carriers are: Africell Uganda Limited, Airtel Uganda, Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS Group), Csquared, Liquid Telecom, MTN Uganda, National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U), Roke Telkom and Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL).
“We are happy to unveil these nine local fibre carriers who all represent efficiency and high quality in connectivity. As a carrier-neutral data centre, our customers will have multiple local fibre carriers to select from; this provides geographical and physical redundancy and diversity to support their critical business operations,” said Byaruhanga.
In light of the current socio-economic challenges, Raxio Data Centre is encouraging customers to view an outsourced carrier-neutral data centre as a better way of supporting their business operations as it enables multiple points of connectivity redundancy, resilience in service, optimal uptime, and diversity in options to select from.
In addition, local fibre carriers are also going to have an extended reach to more customers which in turn leads to business growth as connectivity providers. By having a point of presence at Raxio Data Centre, the local fibre carriers can get closer to their current and potential customers / partners to maximise market penetration and optimise return on investment (ROI).
With this new move, Raxio Data Centre plans to attract more customers from a diverse number of industries, including banking, financial services, content & media, government & non-governmental, education, healthcare, retail & e-commerce, utilities, transport, energy, as well as technology and communications driven industries, among many others.