The race to bring the brains of the African Internet back to the continent has intensified, in the process transforming the data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market.
Xalam Analytics, 2017

The African Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) market has entered a new phase of growth, one that should see deeper adoption in core markets, and a broader, more distributed data center service penetration beyond the core. The harbingers of this impending data center market growth have been building up for years. African broadband is booming; the number of connections has passed the 200 million mark and should grow by an average of nearly 20% over the next five years. Fiber connectivity prices are declining, workload migration to the cloud is accelerating, data privacy and sovereignty concerns are gaining ground, and a new breed of consumer and enterprise digital natives are putting new demands on African Internet networks.

These and other factors are driving the race to bring the brains of the African Internet back to the continent, in the process transforming the African data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market. This transformation is at the heart of this report, the second edition of our “Africa Data Center Rises” series.

The outcome of years of tracking, and months of research, the report explores key questions surrounding the African MTDC colocation market from the mundane, yet critical (how many colo data centers are there exactly in Africa, how big is the market, who are the key players), to the more incisive, if complicated (Can African colo players survive on colo only, should African telcos sell their data center assets, how much is Teraco worth, which markets are the most attractive, etc.)

A reference document for any investor in African cloud and colocation markets.

Download Detailed Table of Contents and some sample pages here:  The Xalam Africa Data Center Report – June 2017 – ToC and Sample Pages

The “African Data Center Rises – How the Race to the Cloud is Transforming African Colocation Markets” report provides an unprecedented view into the dynamics underpinning the African Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) colocation market. This report, the second edition of our “Africa Data Center Rises” series, offers what we believe is the most comprehensive independent report available on the African MTDC colocation space.

We analyze colocation demand and supply dynamics, lay out the most attractive markets (not all are), competitive structure and key player strategies. We explore key questions surrounding the African MTDC colocation market from the mundane, yet critical (how many colo data centers are there exactly in Africa, how big is the market, who are the key players), to the more incisive, if complicated (Can African colo players survive on colo only, should African telcos sell their data center assets, how much is Teraco worth, which markets are the most attractive, etc.).

A reference document for any investor in African cloud and colocation markets, all in Xalam’s identifiable no-nonsense, economics-focused style.

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We say a lot of things in this report -always supported by data – including:

  • Why we say that the African colocation market is really, primarily, about 7 core markets – and what those countries are;
  • Why we say that almost half of African MTDC facilities are really built to do other things – and why that is;
  • Why we say that fewer than 10% of African MTDC facilities are “True” Carrier and Vendor-Neutral MTDCs – and what the implications are;
  • Why we say that power supply remains a challenge for African colo players; but argue that connectivity is the bigger problem;
  • Why we say that MTDC colocation is one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market;
  • Why we say that power supply challenges do distort African data center economics – and hamper the long-term margin upside of this business;
  • Why we say that African colocation isn’t a case of build it and they will come. You may build it, but absent other critical conditions, they’re not coming;
  • Why we say, about South Africa’s Teraco – “Show them the Money”;
  • And much, much more.
125 Pages of analysis and extensive data on African colocation markets, demand, supply, key players, pricing and evolving business models.
Supported by 60+ Charts & Visuals
50 Charts with underlying chart data in Excel format – (Premium Pack Only)
A 20 slide-deck report synopsis, to absorb core findings, data and takeaways in less than 10 minutes – (Premium Pack Only)

Key Sections of the report are below. Please download Report Summary for detailed table of contents and full list of exhibits and charts here: The Xalam Africa Data Center Report – June 2017 – ToC and Sample Pages

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: THE AFRICAN DATA CENTER IS STILL RISING

PART I – THE NUMBERS
HOW MANY MTDCs ARE THERE IN AFRICA?
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE AFRICAN COLOCATION MARKET?
WHAT IS THE DEMAND POTENTIAL FOR AFRICAN MTDC COLOCATION?
WHAT IS THE REVENUE SIZE & OUTLOOK FOR AFRICAN MTDC COLOCATION?

THE COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE OF THE AFRICAN MTDC COLOCATION MARKET: OF “TRUE” CARRIER-NEUTRAL, TELCO DCs, AND IT PLAYERS
Who Controls Africa’s Colo Space? A Macro View
Not Alike: Colo Market Competitive Structure in South, North Africa
Not Alike: Colo Market Competitive Structure in the KiNG Markets, Rest of Africa
“True” Carrier-Neutral vs. “Not Really” Carrier-Neutral
The Rise of the “True” Carrier Neutral Colo
Africa’s Top 25 Largest Colocation Data Centers
From Teraco to Emtel: Africa’s Top 20 Colocation Players

PART II – BEHIND THE NUMBERS: ANSWERING KEY QUESTIONS
Which African colo markets are most attractive?
Should African Telcos Sell Their Data Center Assets?
Can the African Data Center Survive the Continent’s Power Supply Problems?
Why Are the Global Colo Players Not Here Yet? Will They Ever Come?
Africa MTDC M&A Targets: There’s Teraco, Then There’s Everybody Else
From Teraco to MDXi and Dataxion: Identifying Africa’s Most Attractive Data Center M&A Assets
Teraco: Show Them the Money
Teraco: A Growth Story in Key Charts
Can Government Data Centers Change the African Supply Picture?

PART III – COUNTRY FOCUS

SOUTH AFRICA: THE PLACE OF (DATA CENTER) GOLD
KENYA: READY FOR TAKE-OFF
NIGERIA: THE GIANT IS STILL SLEEPING
MOROCCO: PROMISING, BUT STILL CONSTRAINED
TUNISIA: AFRICA’S BEST HIDDEN COLO SECRET

The Xalam Africa Data Center Report is available in two versions adapted to your budget:

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Package delivered in Winzip or custom Box cloud folder, including:
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