The South African data center colocation market is in the midst of a remarkable growth spurt. Over the next two years, South Africa will add ten times more colocation power capacity over than all other African markets combined. The driving force behind this colo boom? The hyperscale are coming.
South Africa’s proposed ICT Bill, if enacted, would be arguably the most pivotal piece of legislation to come to the market since 2005. We say the Bill is a well-meaning attempt to right the market’s wrongs; nonetheless, using 4G spectrum as the primary lever to execute a complicated re-engineering of the industry’s structure is bound to be messy.