Airtel’s Nxtra Breaks Ground on Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria

The Lagos facility will deliver 38 MW of total power and is expected to be live by the first quarter of 2026.

Highlights

  • The Nxtra data center in Lagos is projected to deliver 38 MW of power and maintain a PUE of 1.3.
  • The launch signifies Airtel Africa's commitment to enhancing data sovereignty and digital access in Africa.
  • The project aims to create over 1,000 jobs during construction and establish 250 permanent positions upon completion.

Follow Us

Airtel’s Nxtra Breaks Ground on First Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria
Nxtra by Airtel, Airtel Africa's data center business, has started construction of its first data center in Lagos, Nigeria. Airtel Africa this week officially broke ground for the new Nxtra data centre, situated in Eko Atlantic, on Lagos's Victoria Island, Nigeria, at a ceremony attended by key dignitaries, industry leaders, Airtel Africa's outgoing group CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, and his successor, Sunil Taldar.

Also Read: Airtel Launches Nxtra Data Center Business in Africa to Accelerate Digital Transition




Key Facility Features

Airtel Nigeria, Airtel Africa's outgoing CEO shared this development in an update on LinkedIn. Reportedly, the Lagos facility will deliver 38 MW of total power and is expected to be live by the first quarter of 2026. The company is targeting a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3.

The Lagos data center facility will be the first of five hyperscale data centers to be developed by Airtel Africa. The Nairobi facility will have 7 MW of IT capacity. Combined, these five data centers will offer a total of 180 MW capacity, distributed across 13 core data centers and over 48 Edge data centers.

"The NXTRA Data Centre marks a significant milestone in Airtel Africa's journey as a cornerstone of the organisation's growth strategy, with a particular focus on Nigeria, our largest market," the LinkedIn update said.

"We strongly believe that the establishment of the Nxtra Data Center will enhance data sovereignty, security, and preservation within the continent, reflecting our commitment to make Nigeria a major hub for access to digital services as we propel Africa towards a sustainable and inclusive digital age."

"During its construction phase, it will create over 1,000 jobs, and, upon completion, establish 250 permanent positions. The Nxtra initiative is meticulously crafted to meet the highest standards of quality and security, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and community support," Airtel Nigeria said in an update on LinkedIn.

Also Read: Airtel Africa Launches Telesonic, Wholesale Unit for Fibre Bandwidth Services

Nxtra by Airtel and Telesonic

As reported by TelecomTalk, Airtel Africa launched its Nxtra by Airtel data center business in December 2023. Last month, Airtel Africa has launched Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited (Telesonic), a new fiber bandwidth service aimed at meeting the rising demand for wholesale data across Africa.

Coupled with Airtel Africa's extensive fiber footprint via Telesonic, Nxtra offers secure and scalable integrated solutions to global hyperscalers, large African enterprises, start-ups, SMEs, and governments.

Reported By

Telecom Analyst

Passionately following the Indian #Telecom Industry for over a decade from Business, Consumer and a Technical perspective. My primary focus area is Consumer & Digital Experience.

Recent Comments

Faraz :

Yes, But some investment is better than none. Also as said by CEO, these funds and 18k crore FPO money…

Vodafone Idea Raises Rs 5400 Crore from Anchor Investors

Faraz :

IMO, Airtel only needs to buy sub GHz ( like B8/B5 ) to have atleast 10 MHz in that. &…

Airtel Hits 3 Million 5G Users Milestone in Mumbai

Faraz :

Yes I like your detailed reply. I have noticed same in Kolkata circle. Under many metro train station, Jio 4G…

Jio Leads Wireline Subscriber Addition in February 2024: TRAI

Faraz :

It's good that Airtel is sharing number of 5G customer circle by circle to attract new customer from that circle…

Bharti Airtel Surpasses 7.9 Million 5G Users Milestone in Andhra…

Santosh Kumar Pal WB :

Thank you Rupesh for good realistic long writing on Vi and BSNL.??

Vodafone Idea Raises Rs 5400 Crore from Anchor Investors

Load More
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments