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The Golden Age of Middle East & North African Data Centers

The MENA region has some of the highest levels of broadband penetration in emerging markets, is home to financial markets with global reach and to some of the most ambitious exercises in digital transformation in the modern world. Despite this favourable context, the MENA colocation market was merely plodding along. No longer. Today, MENA colo is on the cusp of deep-seated transformation, as secular trends alter its competitive structure, business models, and the very nature of the region’s data center facilities.

A reference report for all stakeholders and investors in MENA data center colocation and Internet infrastructure markets.

MTDC facilities
$2 trillion
of dc colo power

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