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Interxion to acquire controlling interest in Icolo

Interxion, Amsterdam-based operator of 50 European data centres in 11 countries, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Icolo and its data centres in Kenya. At the same time, Interxion announced a strategic partnership with the Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund (PRIF). Interxion and PRIF will collaborate and co-invest in Interxion’s African expansion initiatives.

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.


Interxion to Acquire Controlling Interest in Icolo

Interxion inks agreement to acquire 70% interest in Kenyan data centre company Icolo Interxion, Amsterdam-based operator of 50 European data centres in 11 countries, has entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of Icolo and their data centres in Kenya. At the same time, Interxion announced  a strategic partnership with the Pembani Remgro… Read More


MainOne to build three new data centres across West Africa

West African data firm MainOne announced plans to build three new data centres across West Africa to support the region’s growing digital enhancements. The new data centres will be located in Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire and Sagamu, Nigeria. The data centre expansion strategy is in partnership with Minkels, a part of the public trade… Read More


How cybercrime is changing across the world

Joyce Hakmeh, research fellow at Chatham House, comments on the global landscape of cybersecurity ahead of her session at Cloud Security Expo, 2018. In a wide-ranging discussion, she spoke to The Stack about the uphill struggle that law enforcement faces, the impact of trends such as IoT and blockchain on security, and government action against… Read More


Liquid Telecom expands South Africa data centres

South African telco Liquid Telecom has invested 1.3 billion Rand (approx. £77 million) into its data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town in order to bring cloud providers to Africa. As a result of the investment, the sites will more than double in size. The Johannesburg site will provide a power capacity of 7MW, and… Read More



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