PARTNERS

INVESTMENT PARTNERS

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.

Roha Group Inc. is a US company that responsibly builds profitable businesses in Africa, by investing in and developing new companies across the continent. Roha leads the development of new companies on-the-ground from idea generation to detailed business plans and capital investments, and continues to contribute to commercial operations and growth therafter.

Roha believes that Africa’s emergence will be fuelled by new companies built over the next decade and is proud to play a leading role in this transformation.  

Roha has offices in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dubai and New York.

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

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Future-tech have been designing, building and managing new build data centres for over 30 years. Future-tech’s service portfolio comprehensively spans a data centre’s entire life cycle including; project feasibility, site and facility acquisition and development, concept and technical design, project management, optimisation, end of life planning, refurbishment and decommissioning.

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Symbion is a leading-multinational architectural firm with over 35 years of heritage in East and Southern Africa. Our journey has seen us deliver some of sub-Saharan Africa’s most iconic and beautiful architectural developments. By constantly pushing ourselves to challenge the industry status quo, Symbion has developed multiple award winning projects extending from commercial, medical, institutional, hotel and residential developments, to name a few. Today, Symbion is present across 5 locations in 4 countries and has outstanding personnel of over 100 staff whose continued professional development is key to our Group’s success

Roko

ROKO Construction Limited was founded in 1969 and is today one of Uganda's leading Construction and Civil Engineering Groups. Together with technical and commercial directors and over 40 qualified civil and site engineers, ROKO is at the forefront of the construction industry in Uganda. The company is self-sufficient in the majority of construction disciplines placing great emphasis on training its technicians and craftsmen to produce an exceptionally high standard of workmanship.

Carrier PARTNERS

SEACOM is privately owned and operated, allowing the company the agility to rapidly tailor-make and deploy new services, commercial models, and infrastructure in response to customer requirements. Without the red tape or hidden costs often prevalent in this industry.

Through its ownership of Africa’s most extensive ICT data infrastructure – including multiple subsea cable capacity and a resilient, continent-wide IP-MPLS network – SEACOM provides a full suite of flexible affordable, scalable and high-quality communications and cloud solutions that enable the growth of the continent’s economy.

Uganda Telecom is Uganda’s longest serving telecommunication operator with experience spanning over two decades with the largest network access in Uganda.

It is the pioneer of fibre optic networks in Uganda and has an extensive fibre network coverage in all the regions in Uganda, provides connectivity for Private Enterprises, Research and Education networks, Government Ministries, Small and Medium Enterprises and others due to its unique positioning as a government entity competing against private entities.

UTL is also a shareholder in Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy), which comes with a diverse cable option for Uganda off both Mombasa and Dar es Salaam.

The National Information Technology Authority- Uganda (NITA-U), is an autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, to coordinate and regulate Information Technology services in Uganda.

In a bid to provide affordable high-speed Internet Bandwidth through the ICT backbone, NITA-U initiated the National Backbone Infrastructure (NBI), the biggest fibre network in Uganda in order to improve Government delivery services to citizens across Uganda by December 2020.

NBI not only provides long haul fibre connectivity for Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, but also Carriers, Telcos and ISPs. NBI continues to be the IT infrastructure provider for critical government applications as part of their Cloud Offering, applications which are essential for Private Sector Operations for cross-connect between the private and public sector.

Roke Telkom is a Ugandan based telecommunications company that has been fully licensed since 2006 by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as a Public Service Provider (Capacity Resale, Voice & Data) and Public Infrastructure Provider.

Their partnership with Raxio presents better positioning for seamless connectivity opportunities with International operators, enabling the installation of cloud services to the market and customers.

Africell is a strong player in the Uganda Data Enterprise Market with a significant Metro Fiber Network as well as Long Haul Fiber connecting upcountry towns. This enables enterprise connectivity between branch networks to their head offices for real-time operations.

Africell is also one of the few networks in Uganda that have cross border connectivity with Kenya on two diverse fiber routes (Busia and Malaba). This diversity and redundancy are important for service uptime and availability for International Carriers extending into Uganda from Mombasa Cable Landing Sites.

The leading privately owned independent data, voice, and IP provider in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. They supply wholesale Fibre optic, Satellite, International Carrier Services and Transactional Payment Solutions.

They also provide communication solutions and data storage for multi-national African businesses. They are the largest single-provider network in Africa, with over 40,000kms across the Southern, Eastern and Central parts of Africa.

Liquid Telkom has multiple diverse inland routes with protection, fully redundant sub-sea cable systems with connections to 5 undersea cables, fully owned IP transit with less than 50ms switching latency, and NOCs in Uganda, converged with NOCs between Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and London, which provides for real time monitoring.

BCS Group is a wholesale telecommunications provider, providing services to Mobile operators, Internet Service and Content providers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, and Zambia.

The group provides transmission/IPLC services as well as fibre construction and connectivity, leveraging its 8,000kms, regional network including 5,000kms in Uganda. Its network connects the landlocked parts of East and Central Africa to global Internet exchange points using its extensive submarine network.

In addition to International Connectivity, BSC Group is connected in rural parts of Uganda, leveraging the same infrastructure to provide services to neighbouring countries, making it economical for its customers to bring faster, cheaper and more reliable internet to rural areas as well as major towns in Uganda.

MTN Business is your partner into Africa; a reliable business partner for maximum business efficiency working across borders. With offices in 23 countries and resources on ground who understand the local environment needs and challenges, they are perfectly positioned to offer services throughout Africa and the Middle East.

MTN Business runs one of the biggest Metro and Nationwide fibre backbone networks in the country. With over 5,000km of fibre, MTN Business can provide connectivity for Enterprises, Telcos and ISPs looking to connect to a Data Centre from Kampala and all the major cities in Uganda.

It is also one of the few carriers in Uganda that has a shareholding in a submarine cable system landing on the East African coast.

Airtel was launched in Uganda in June 2010 and is Uganda’s most innovative mobile phone operator, which has introduced many “firsts” in the telecommunications sector.

As a mobile operator, Airtel introduced affordable communication products and services that have transformed millions of Ugandans and businesses.

They are Uganda’s leading provider of prepaid, postpaid mobile & 4G services.

CSquared Uganda is a licensed open access, wholesale infrastructure provider making commercially driven investments into broad-enabling infrastructure in Uganda.

CSquared has built more than 900 kms of fibre in Kampala, Mukono and Entebbe. Collectively over 20 ISPs and MNOs now use this fibre network to offer broadband services and 4G data to end-users, with over 1,500 base station and commercial building sites connected directly to CSquared’s fibre infrastructure.

CSquared, in addition, has built a metro Wi-Fi network that boasts 300 hotspots at various educational institutions, shopping malls/arcades, apartment blocks, to mention but a few across greater Kampala that are currently being used by ISPs to provide last mile wireless services to the public. This is supplemented with fiber to the home solutions providing connectivity to various residential estates in Kampala.

CSquared helps ISPs/MNOs to quickly meet end user needs, by assuming the capex investment risk on their behalf therefore allowing them more time to concentrate on their core business.

Reseller PARTNERS

Africell launched its commercial operations in Uganda in November 2014, having completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda earlier in the year.

The acquired network spans the majority of Uganda, serving more than 3,000,000 active subscribers offering 2G, 3G and 4G network. The network has been ranked #1 for quality of service by the Uganda Communications Commission, UCC.

The Reseller partnership with Raxio Data Centre, they aim to give a modern comprehensive service offering for corporate customers that will answer all their connectivity needs with bundled value-added services like Saas, among others.

Sombha solutions store is a Ugandan owned and operated Internet, Information and Communications Technology (ISP & ICT) service provider, founded in 2014 and licensed by UCC in 2016 under a Public Service Provider license.

They have since then distinguished themselves as a leading ISP and ICT company offering a wide range of value-added and specialized products and services. They offer a wide range of services like Managed Services, ISP Services, Wi-Fi (as a service) and Streaming Service. Their ISP services like VSAT, IP Transit, SD-WAN are highly acclaimed for the quality we deliver.

Their aim for this partnership is to provide faster migration worthy of a first-class data-centre and best value for money, supporting the growth and digitalization of various industries including health, retail, manufacturing, financial services, banking, among others.

V3locity Global is a cloud service provider offering a full turnkey service to consumers and businesses with an end to end delivery of software as a service and infrastructure as a service.

Their partnership with Raxio means that its service offering can now extend to include locally hosted services to business at all stages that may require collocation services, business continuity (offsite backups and services), virtual server hosting to mention but a few.

Roke Telkom is a Ugandan based telecommunications company that has been fully licensed since 2006 by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as a Public Service Provider (Capacity Resale, Voice & Data) and Public Infrastructure Provider.

Their partnership with Raxio presents better positioning for seamless connectivity opportunities with International operators, enabling the installation of cloud services to the market and customers.