The Djibouti Data Center is Selected by Expresso Telecom as a Strategic Hub for pan-African and Middle East Expansion

The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) will provide a bridge between Expresso Telecom and Sudatel Groups’ West African and East African operations to enable seamless connectivity
Djibouti City, Djibouti, September 4, 2018 – The award winning Djibouti Data Center (DDC) and leading Tier 3 standard carrier neutral data center in east Africa, today announced that Expresso Telecom Group (ETG) has selected the DDC to become a strategic hub and peering point for regional connectivity to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions.
Expresso Telecom Group (ETG), a leading African mobile network operator, offers a wide range of mobile voice and data solutions, as well as supporting extensive wholesale and carrier relations. As part of the Sudatel Telecom Group (STG), Expresso Telecom currently operates network and serves customers in Senegal, Sudan, Mauritania, Guinea, and other territories in Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. J. P. Bagiire, Director Wholesale & Carrier Relations for Expresso Telecom Group said, “Our new Point of Presence in the DDC is a significant element in our pan-African network development plan.  Expresso is dedicated to innovation and improving the quality of services we provide to our customers, including our Group Operating Companies.   The cooperation with the DDC is a key component in our network and wholesale footprint expansion, which is part of our ongoing service commitment to our customers to provide market leading international and regional network access and connectivity in the African and Middle East regions.”
Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the Djibouti Data Center said, “We are very pleased to have Expresso Telecom join the DDC and DjIX ecosystem in order to optimize their network coverage in Africa and the Middle East, and to further enable the development and introduction of new services.“ 
Mr. Voscarides added: “The carrier neutral DDC and Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX) are uniquely positioned directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing stations, and offer a combined capability to provide collocation, international fiber cable access, cable head cross connect and backhaul services, along with open access to Internet peering partners.  This will help Expresso reduce network latency, improve network resilience, and better serve their customers and their rapidly growing end-user communities across the region.”
The carrier neutral Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is built to Tier 3 data center standards and serves as a major meeting point for undersea fiber cable systems in the strategic Horn of Africa.  The DDC stands out as a reliable and cost-effective gateway hub for content and service providers expanding to many of the fastest growing markets in Africa. 
About the Djibouti Data Center (DDC)
The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is the first and only Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional fiber optic systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa – including AAE1 and SeaMeWe5. The DDC also operates the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX), a neutral and independent IXP in Africa.  The DjIX offers content and service providers high speed, reliable, and resilient bilateral and multilateral peering service. Both the DDC and DjIX are catalysts in east Africa that enable new applications and services that help to drive economic development and social well being in the region.  Learn more about the DDC products and services at www.djiboutidatacenter.com 
About Expresso Telecom Group
Expresso Telecom Group Ltd. provides telecommunications and information services to individual and business customers in Africa. The company offers mobile voice and data services, and wireless broadband Internet services; handsets; data connectivity solutions for corporate customers; mobile and fixed line services; fixed wireless and high-speed mobile data services; and services, such as text messaging, GPS, WiFi, and email services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company has additional offices in Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Conakry, and Ghana. Expresso Telecom Group Ltd.  is a subsidiary of Sudatel Telecom Group Limited, providing a one-stop centre for the Group’s international operations, including wholesale and carrier relations.
For more information please contact
John Melick
Djibouti Data Center (DDC)
Tel:  + 1.703.627.1332
Email: jm@djboutidatacenter.com
John Paul Bagiire
Expresso Telecom Group (ETG)
Tel:   +971505975203 
Email: JP.Bagiire@Expressotelecom.com