The East Africa Data Centre has been honoured at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The carrier neutral data centre based in Nairobi was named in the ‘Best Business Service Innovation’ category alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya for their pioneering work in building the most connected data centre in East Africa.
“Our dedicated data centre team has worked extremely hard to build the most connected place in east and central Africa. It’s an honour to receive this prestigious award and to be recognised by our peers in the global telecoms industry. By keeping African data in Africa we are helping to build Africa’s digital future,” said Dan Kwach, General Manager, East Africa Data Centre.
Each year these prestigious global awards, organised by the much-respected Global Telecoms Business magazine, celebrate the joint work of vendors and operators in innovative projects that better serve the telecom industry’s end customers.
The data centre is the largest and most sophisticated in the region designed to meet international standards TIA-942 providing connectivity, security and uninterrupted power supply.
“The East Africa Data Centre has transformed how data traffic is handled in the region and is a worthy recipient of this global award. As the data centre’s major connectivity services partner, we’re extremely pleased that our provision of high-speed reliable connectivity has also been recognised at these prestigious awards” says Ben Roberts, acting Managing Director, Liquid Telecom Kenya.
The East Africa Data Centre has connectivity to the backbone and metro fibre offered by all the local Kenyan carriers and many international carriers such as Tata, Level3 and Seacom, making it the most connected data centre in east and central Africa.