PAIX data centres expand Ghana’s capacity to 1.2 MW

  • The project demonstrates the key role of data centres in promoting connectivity and supporting entrepreneurship in African digital age.
  • The data centre also features advanced cooling and waste management systems that increase the use of renewable energy to reduce environmental impact.

Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure asset management company, aims to attract new, deep pools of public and private capital to accelerate strategic investments in green data centres, transmission lines, smart cities, fiber optic networks and more to maximise productivity in Africa.
–Zora Lin, BTW reporter

What happened

PAIX Data Centre, a leading pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced the expansion of its facility in Accra to 1.2 MW, a key boost to the digital economy that will support connectivity and economic growth.

Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investor and asset manager, has invested more than $30 million in growth equity in pax data centres to support the company’s expansion into new markets and upgrades to existing facilities.

The expanded PAIX data centre, currently one of the largest in Ghana, will help Internet Service providers (ISPs), cloud providers and enterprises take full advantage of robust digital infrastructure and improved connectivity, enabling the African business community to thrive in the digital age.

The upgraded facility features state-of-the-art infrastructure and robust security measures to ensure optimal performance and reliability for mission-critical applications and services. The data centre also features advanced cooling and waste management systems and increased integration of renewable energy as a power source to improve environmental impact.

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Why it’s important

Accra’s strategic location provides low-latency connectivity to major regional and international network routes and scalability, further enhancing the overall efficiency and performance of its services.

Africa50’s investment in PAIX data centres is part of a growing portfolio of digital infrastructure assets that will drive the growth of Africa’s digital economy. Raza Hasnani, Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure at Africa50 and Chairman of PAIX’s Board of Directors, says: “We share a strong belief that the Africa of the future is a high-quality, sustainable Africa.”

Infrastructure transforms economies and societies, and the more than $30 million equity investment in PAIX data centres is part of a broader Pan-African strategy to create the connectivity needed to accelerate Africa’s digital transformation.


Zora Lin

Zora Lin is an intern news reporter at Blue Tech Wave specialising in Products and AI. She graduated from Chang’an University. Send tips to

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