Why locate your Data Centre in South Africa?
South Africa is the economic powerhouse of the African continent, comprising 25% of the entire GDP of the continent and can be seen as one of the most sophisticated and promising emerging markets globally. It is the continent’s leading telecoms, IT and digital media market with several international leading IT corporations operating subsidiaries in the commercial centres of Cape Town and Johannesburg, which is the leading financial centre of Africa. Its telecom sector boasts the continent’s most advanced networks in terms of technology deployed and services provided making South Africa the most developed market for data centres and cloud computing on the continent. The data centre development is being assisted by the introduction of new submarine cable systems into the region.
Over 60% of internet traffic on the continent originates from South Africa.
The South African ICT sector is the largest on the African continent and the 20th biggest in the world.
South Africa has a network that is 99% digital and incorporates the latest in fixed-line, satellite and wireless communications, making it the most developed telecommunications network on the continent.
South Africa's IT industry is characterised by technology leadership, particularly in the field of electronic banking services.
Telehouse South Africa Data Centres
In 2010, Telehouse set up its first South Africa data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg through a partnership with Teraco, South Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre provider. Since then, the Telehouse South Africa data centres have attracted a growing number of international carriers, cloud, content providers and enterprise customers that benefit from Telehouse’ reliable IT infrastructure and global network connections. As carrier neutral facilities, the Telehouse South Africa data centres provide connectivity to major national and international carriers.