The Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) Data Centre Africa – 2015, Data Centre Pricing from 2015 to 2020 report is an updated version of the TCL Data Centre Africa - 2012 report, which was published in February 2013.
The Data Centre Africa - 2015 report has primary research - which includes interviews, telephone contacts together with rack space price quotes received directly from the Data Centre providers in Africa. It also includes information from other interested parties including information obtained from industry regulators in the countries surveyed.
To derive the space forecast in the report TCL has performed a “bottom up” survey of all the identifiable Data Centres in each of the 9 African countries in our report, with overall raised floor space and utilisation levels as of the beginning of 2015, which is then used as the basis of a 5 year forecast from the beginning of 2015 to the beginning of 2020.
In the “market structure” section of each country profile, TCL has referred to details of the growth of the ICT sector in each country – and provides teledensity statistics.
In the report TCL has collated information concerning from some 65 Data Centre providers across the 9 African countries in the report, which have multiple Data Centre providers. Some 137 separate Data Centre and Collocation facilities have been identified in the 9 African countries (up from 102 facilities identified in the 2012 report).