Raxio Data Centre unveils nine local fibre carriers who will be providing reliable internet connection to enable seamless data connections at competitive prices at the Namanve-based carrier-neutral data centre facility.
These nine local fibre carriers are: Africell Uganda Limited, Airtel Uganda, Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group, Csquared, Liquid Telecom, MTN Uganda, National Information Technology Authority Uganda, Roke Telkom and Uganda Telecom Limited.
Raxio Data Centre General Manager; Mr. James Byaruhanga while speaking at the unveiling conference, stated that the move would see customers enjoy the benefits of a carrier neutral data centre.
“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 is encouraging customers to view an outsourced carrier neutral data center 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 the data centre, the local fibre carriers can get closer to their current and potential customers and partners to maximize market penetration and optimize return on investment.
With this new move, Raxio 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.
Raxio will be providing a Colocation Environment for their clients to host their equipment which may or may not host their data. In our interview with Mr. Byaruhanga, he emphasized that their business model is not data hosting but rather Colocation for their client’s equipment for the purpose of data hosting or cross connection to their clients or providers.
These clients can range from private enterprises, Internet Service providers, Fibre Carriers, Cloud Providers, Content Delivery Networks to mention but a few.
Raxio Data Centre is located at Namanve industrial part same as where the state-owned data centre is located.
The location to have the data centre in Namanve according to Mr. Byaruhanga is that the industrial park has about 10 Independent Metropolitan Fibre cables in it for last mile access, this being critical for their client.
He added that Namanve is on the highway to Kenya where Uganda picks up Sub Marine Fibre capacity and therefore about 8 fibre connections to Mombasa for internet transit. Therefore, Namanve industrial park being a perfect location.
Raxio plans to open in the third quarter of 2020 (Est for September 2020).