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Our reference report on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) data center colocation opportunity. Data centers have become vital pillars of MENA’s transition to more diverse, digitally-anchored and oil-independent economies. Despite mounting geopolitical uncertainty, our analysis says MENA still offers one of the most extraordinary digital infrastructure investment opportunity in the Global South.
Report available in two package options aligned to your requirements. a Standard Option including a full PDF report and a Premium Package including underlying data for 100+ key charts in Excel format, along with an Executive Summary presentation.

Data centers have become vital pillars of MENA’s transition to more diverse, digitally-anchored and oil-independent economies. Over the 2021-2023 three-year period, nearly 40 new commercial facilities have come live in MENA, nearly doubling the region’s live IT load, on the back of extensive submarine cable buildout, explosive Internet data traffic and increased cloud adoption.

In true Middle Eastern form, the region’s stated ambitions are eye-popping. Taking announcements and other plans at face value, MENA data center projects would unleash upwards of 2500MW of IT load capacity across the region over the next decade.

There are all manners of pitfalls to these ambitions, from geopolitical to economic risk. Still, our analysis suggests that MENA offers some of the world’s best fundamentals for expanded commercial colocation services: rising digital and new technology demand, hyperscalers bulking up their local presence, a pioneering push towards AI, supportive, vision-driven governments, low power costs, considerable investments in renewables, stable currencies – and high lease prices.

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

Available February 14, 2024.

The MENA Data Center Market

Report package delivered in PDF and Excel
200 pages, incl. 60+ Charts and visuals
50 key charts with underlying data in Excel (Premium package)
Report 15-slider synopsis (Premium package)

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