By ; Saber Mohamed – Nelly All
Two of the biggest names on the African continent, Africa Data Centres and Benya Cables are entering into a strategic supply agreement to secure continuous sourcing of critical fiber optic technology and equipment to continue building Africa’s digital future. The agreement will serve across (7) of the biggest countries across Africa.
Benya Cables, the first mega Fiber Optics cables manufacturing facility in Africa, based in Egypt and supported by Benya Group as the 1st and the leading Africa and Middle East Digital Transformation Group that has established a track record for ICT and technology infrastructure across several sectors in the past years and Africa Data Centres intends to tap into the top-notch technology that Benya Cables is offering as the demand for digitization increases across the continent.
Africa Data Centres is the leading pan-African data center operator offering high-quality colocation, and interconnection, and it has the Africa’s largest network of carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities. Africa Data Centres has a significant presence and footprint across the African continent in 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 labor, 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.
Africa Data Centres is recognized as the leading colocation provider on the continent. 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.
Benya Cables was founded in partnership between Benya and the Arab Organization for industrialization as one of the leading manufacturers in Egypt alongside the strategic cooperation with Corning Incorporated, the world’s leading innovators in optical fiber, cable, and connectivity solutions. Last week another milestone has been reached by announcing cooperation between Benya Cables and Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in the areas of Research and Development, Artificial Intelligence, Capacity Building, and technical training in the Fiber optic cables manufacturing field.