Nina Triantis, Global Head of Telecoms, Media & Technology at Standard Bank

Africa is poised for a data centre boom as internet penetration rates rise and the continent begins to play catch-up with other regions.

For the time being, Africa accounts for less than 1% of the world’s co-location data centre supply, with South Africa accounting for the bulk of the continent’s capacity. Co-location facilities rent space, power and cooling to enterpris...