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News / November 29, 2022

AFR-IX telecom, global Internet Service Provider establishes strategic regional Point of Presence (POP) at ONIX Data Center


Accra, Ghana, 29 November 2022 – AFR-IX telecom – infrastructure and telecom operator – establishes POP at ONIX Data Centre. The global Internet Service Provider with service coverage in over 50 countries in Africa, delivering Internet and data services to Enterprises, International Carriers, Telecommunication Operators and the largest Pan Africa Network with more than 60 POPs, has established its major Point of Presence (POP) in ONIX Data Centre, the flagship data center Tier IV facility in Accra.

This new POP at ONIX is AFR-IX telecom’s 2nd POP in the Ghana.

AFR-IX telecom establishes POP at ONIX Data Centre

Eduardo Puigcarbó, Global Account Manager and Head of Ghana Operations commented on Ghana as a strategic location for AFR-IX telecom; “We needed a world class carrier neutral colocation data centre facility for our services and connectivity solutions. This partnership with ONIX satisfies our requirements for providing world-class Tier IV certified data centre and data centre interconnection to our clients, especially in the West Africa subregion.

“We offer internationally high quality and personalised Internet and data services to corporates and telecommunications in the African continent and our extensive Pan African Network covered with terrestrial and submarine cables makes AFR-IX telecom one of the leading Telecom operating service providers in Africa, and the most reliable and largest metro-Ethernet network with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).”

Michael Nahon, CEO of ONIX Data Centre, commented, “we are extremely excited about our partnership with AFR-IX telecom. The entrance of AFR-IX telecom into Onix provides a major boost to Enterprises, International Carriers and Telecommunication Operators seeking Internet and data service coverage in the more than 50 countries AFR-IX telecom are operating in.  The ability for tenants to interconnect through the IXP is of major benefit and greatly enhances the ecosystem within the facility.

With extensive reach in Europe and Africa, our existing and future clients will be able to utilise all of AFR-IX’ extensive Network and Cloud services including their Layer 2 and 3 services, SD-WAN, Managed service, IPLC, and cloud platform service. ISPs will connect “peer” via the IXP in the facility to the AFR-IX network . This is an important day for us.

About AFR-IX telecom

AFR-IX telecom is an infrastructure and licensed telecommunication operator that delivers Data, MPLS, SDN and advanced Managed solutions in Africa to Corporates, International Carriers and Telecommunication Operators in Africa.

AFR-IX Telecom is already a Holder of licenses in Spain (CNMC electronic and submarine), Portugal (Anacom), USA (FCC), South Africa (ICASA), Nigeria (NCC), Ghana (NCC), DRC (ART), Mali (ARCEP), Burkina Faso (ARCEP), Sierra Leone (NATCOM), Cameroon (ART), South Afric AFR-IX is also in the process of getting more licenses in the near future.

By integrating operations, managed services and strategy, AFR-IX telecom’s pioneering methodology allows the set-up of a complete IT infrastructure to all entities based on the continent.

AFR-IX telecom has the largest, most reliable Metro Ethernet Pan African Network and offers global coverage services in Africa. Thanks to more than 50 POPs in Africa, Europe and America, AFR-IX provides reliable and resilient connectivity with countries connected by subsea and terrestrial cables.

AFR-IX telecom group is recognized as one of the fastest growing telecommunications companies: positions 8 (2020), 16 (2021) and 11 (2022) according to the FT 1000 in the Financial Times 1000.

AFR-IX telecom’s infrastructure investments include the Barcelona Cable Landing Station, an open digital port which started operations in October 2022 and aims at providing open access cable landing service to subsea cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing in Barcelona, and Medusa Submarine Cable System, the largest subsea system in the Mediterranean.

AFR-IX telecom Press Enquiries:

Andrea Guinó

About ONIX Data Center

Onix Data Centre Ltd owns and operates data centres in the Africa region. Its flagship facility is the top-rated Tier IV certified, co-location, carrier neutral Data Centre based in Accra, Ghana, the only one of its kind in the region.

As a Tier IV, enterprise class facility, Onix Data Center offers stable, reliable, and uninterrupted service with an annual expected uptime of 99.995%. As a colocation facility, clients benefit from world class cooling systems, fire suppression systems and back up energy redundancy with minimal costs compared to building and maintaining an in-house data facility.

Additionally, the data centre in Accra has an onsite solar farm of 726kWp, providing enough daytime energy to run the entire facility, ensuring that Onix maintains their responsible sustainability policy and mitigate against their impact on the climate.

The official accreditation (Uptime tier IV rated, PCI-DSS) satisfies the increasingly stringent requirements laid down by regulated entities such as telecommunications companies, banks, social media companies, health care facilities, the education sector and various arms of the government which house sensitive information, all of which collocate their servers at the facilities.

Onix Data Centre Press Enquiries

Samuel Polley