DDC and datamena partnership to enhance Africa-Middle East connectivity

25 November 2013 |


Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has signed a partnership with datamena which aims to enhance connectivity between Dubai and east Africa.

The move is said to enable customers to interconnect between Africa, the UAE and the wider Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, improving redundancy and increasing cost efficiency between the two regions.

According to TeleGeography, demand for international bandwidth in Africa is expected to grow at an annual compound rate of 55% until 2019.

Mahesh Jaishankar, VP of datamena, believes that the company can offer African telcos and content players a platform to support this growing demand in a cost-effective and scalable way.

“DDC and datamena share a common vision of improving connectivity between the Middle East and Africa. There are strong bonds between these two regions, between people and businesses, and we are witnessing a healthy growth in the data traffic between us. Through this collaboration, carriers and businesses will be able to seamlessly and quickly connect between Africa and the UAE,” he said.

For DDC, the move further enhances its position to act as a strategic gateway hub in Africa. “datamena’s new access point at the DDC will facilitate connectivity for African countries into the UAE’s ecosystem, and, similarly, for GCC countries to enter into Africa,” said Anthony Voscarides, CEO, DDC.

“We are very pleased with this partnership and look forward to facilitating further connectivity between our two regions,” he added.