WebSprix has announced that it is investing in wingu.africa as part of its efforts to improve access to data services in Ethiopia. Wingu.africa recently broke ground in Ethiopia for the first private data center in the country and, in December, WebSprix became the first company globally to implement CISCO 8000, a routed optical networking solution.
Given these developments, the two companies are working closely on their separate expansion plans to facilitate better connectivity in Ethiopia and drive economic and social development along the way. Wingu’s data center, which is expected to simplify data storage and transmission, works seamlessly with WebSprix’s plans for the rollout of a national network of fiber optics.
Dawit Birhanu, the founder and CEO of WebSprix, noted that the partnership is an exciting prospect for the country as it fuses wingu’s vast expertise in cloud technology and infrastructure with his firm’s expertise with the Ethiopian context.
Wingu.africa is East Africa’s first carrier and cloud neutral data center provider. The firm’s Djibouti data center is the most connected location on the African continent.
WebSprix intends on becoming a central entity in Ethiopia’s digital development and has implemented various measures to achieve this goal. Currently, the company is in the process of launching high speed broadband services, internet TV, and web hosting services, all of which are going to be firsts for the country.