Open Access Data Centres (OADC) was established in 2018 with African developmental support/funding from IFC and Proparco; now part-owned by 10 major African telecom operators, leading Africa focused private equity fund manager, African Capital Alliance (ACA) and IFC.

We are changing the narrative, supporting and accelerating the continent’s digital transformation by constructing and operating a pan-Africa, open access, carrier-neutral network of world-class, client-centric data centre facilities, fully connected into Africa’s largest network infrastructure.

Africa's fastest-growing data centre company

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investment over 5 years to establish a pan-Africa presence of Tier-III certified inter-linked carrier-neutral and open access core data centres and edge facilities
hyperscale core data centres in South Africa, Nigeria and DRC
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edge data centres across Africa. Africa’s largest deployment of open-access edge data centres

>30 data centres deployed in 18 months

In its first year of operation, OADC has made a significant impact on the market in terms of its rapid speed in building a network of data centres and flexible client solutions.

Our unique facilities are specifically designed to meet the demands of our clients: global cloud service operators/content providers, content delivery network (CDN) operators, local and international telcos, mobile operators and internet service providers, national/local broadband operators, value added service providers and major enterprises.



To enable Africa’s digital ecosystem, driving economic growth and enriching society.



To sustainably establish and operate world-class, client-centric data centre facilities across Africa; where clients can seamlessly extend their business across all ecosystems in an open and transparent environment.



Client Focus, Integrity, Boundless, Personal Excellence, Collaborate


Transforming Digital Business

OADC was established to transform the provision of data centre services in Africa, built on a clear vision and mission. Designed to deliver Tier-III carrier-neutral, open access data centre infrastructure throughout the continent.

A vision for Africa

We are constructing a pan-African, carrier-neutral data centre footprint to support telcos, ISPs, the cloud operator and wholesale community and major enterprises such as finance and governments in extending their businesses across Africa.

Bespoke solutions capability

Our data centre facilities are designed to optimise the seamless and cost-effective implementation of bespoke client requirements, however complex. Together with the high-quality support and guidance provided by our expert team, standard and custom requirements can be efficiently identified, quantified and implemented.

Advanced support for business decision-making

Equipped with some of the most advanced information systems available, our data centres deliver the information needed to support effective business decision-making throughout clients’ organisations. A range of real-time and historical environmental, performance and financial data is available for secure online access by a controlled set of client employees.

Sustainability, energy efficiency and management

Committed to minimising environmental impact through use of Green technologies and initiatives, we are pursuing the internationally-recognised Green Star rating for our facilities; recognising sustainability in design, construction and operation. We are also seeking ISO 14001 and 50001 accreditations, confirming our environmental and energy management credentials.