Rabat - The newly-launched African Data Center Association (ADCA) is set to develop the burgeoning data center industry in Africa.
Rabat – The newly-launched African Data Center Association (ADCA) is set to develop the burgeoning data center industry in Africa.
Twenty-eight data center operators formally launched the African Data Center Association (ADCA) in Marrakech September 28. More than 200 business executives attended the event at BroadGroup’s inaugural Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit.
The ADCA will be a Pan-African professional association aimed at developing IT infrastructure across the continent.
A press release by BroadGroup announced the ADCA will comprise the 28 founding members who voted in Senegal’s Fatoumata Sarr Dieng as the organization’s first president. Dieng is the director of international operations for Sonatel Orange, the leading telecommunications provider for Senegal.
Dieng stated: “Our new association has three objectives. First, we want to put together our assets in Africa to hold our data in Africa. Our second objective is to reduce the problem of latency time and connectivity we have in Africa. Last but not least, we want to become a major actor in the new digital economy.”
The ADCA has 30 data center operators and 30 partners and suppliers with international support, including the Dutch Datacenter Association and the European Data Centre Association.
The organization seeks to take advantage of the growing demand for connectivity in Africa with smartphone penetration and demand for high bandwidth increasing exponentially across the continent.