First Brick Holdings is focused on investing in and building world class Tier III data centres across Eastern and Southern Africa. Through our investments and hands-on approach, we seek to address the latent demand for critical data centre infrastructure that will drive digital transformation across the region.
First Brick Holdings (“FBH”) is a Roha Group company established in 2018 to build the foundation of the digital economy across Eastern and Southern Africa. FBH will spur digital transformation across the region by funding and developing multiple Tier III data centres. These data centres will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments, cloud providers, large enterprises and SMEs by addressing their mission critical needs for data storage, business continuity and disaster recovery.
By creating a network of Tier III standard data centres across the region, FBH will also enable international and regional players to establish their presence “in-country”, closer to their user bases, improving latency and overall quality of service.
FBH has made its first investment in Uganda by establishing and developing Raxio Data Centre Uganda (“Raxio Uganda”), a state-of-the-art facility on the outskirts of Kampala. Raxio is addressing primarily the Ugandan market where growing data needs, inadequate existing infrastructure and changing regulation are driving uptake. In September 2019, FBH announced that it will be making it’s second investment in Raxio Data Centre Ethiopia (“Raxio Ethiopia”).
FBH works closely with specialized technical partners such as Future-tech, who have been designing, building and managing new build data centres for over 30 years. FBH also works with local contractors and service providers, hires local teams and establishes local partnerships as needed to ensure commercial and operational excellence on the ground.