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NIGERIA DATA CENTER MARKET SIZE WILL WITNESS INVESTMENTS OF USD 218 MILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 17% DURING 2021–2026

The Nigeria Data Center Market Research Report Includes Size in Terms of Investment, Area, Power Capacity, and Colocation Revenues. Get Insights on 11 Existing and 9 Upcoming Facilities Spread across 2 Cities, including Lagos and Abuja.

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81 Pages

10 Tables

15 Charts

2 Regions

1 Countries

31 Companies

6 Market Segment

NIGERIA DATA CENTER MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (INVESTMENT) USD 218 MILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (POWER CAPACITY) 9 MW (2026)
MARKET SIZE (AREA) 39.6 THOUSAND SQ. FT (2026)
COLOCATION MARKET SIZE (REVENUES) USD 55 MILLION (2026)
CAGR (INVESTMENT) 17% (2021-2026)
Base Year 2020
Forecast Year 2021-2026

NIGERIA DATA CENTER MARKET INSIGHTS

  • The growing demand for smart devices, the increasing demand for analytics, cloud adoption, and wireless networking technologies have led several organizations in Nigeria to invest in big data and IoT technology.
  • Despite the slowdown in the economy, IT infrastructure providers and data centers have seen an increase in demand due to the shift to remote working in the country.
  • Most facilities in the country are adopting low to medium voltage switchgear as the number of data center investments increases.
  • In 2020, the Nigerian government announced the plan to establish the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Nigeria (CFAIR) to facilitate emerging technologies such as ICT security and networking. 
  • Growing investments in start-ups such as FinTech and e-commerce using big data analytics and IoT applications are expected to increase the demand for all-flash storage in the Nigerian data center market. 
  • The implementation of 5G networks will increase the usage of new-class ethernet switches among facilities in the country. 
  • Nigeria is among the emerging data center colocation services markets in Africa, with an estimated revenue of around USD 10 million generated in 2020.

  • The adoption of water and air-based chillers in the facilities will gain traction as the region experiences a moderate climate.
  • Greenfield data center projects are witnessing increased investment from local and global service providers as they aim to expand their presence in the country.

Nigeria Data Center Existing and Upcoming facilities

COMPARISON BETWEEN EXISTING AND UPCOMING AREA

WHY SHOULD YOU BUY THIS RESEARCH?

  • Market size available in the investment, area, power capacity, and colocation revenue.
  • An assessment of the Nigeria data center investment in the market by colocation, hyperscale, and enterprise operators
  • Data center investments in terms of white floor area (square feet) and power capacity (MW) across cities in the country
  • A detailed study of the existing Nigeria data center market landscape, an in-depth industry analysis, and insightful predictions about the Nigeria data center market size during the forecast period
  • Snapshot of existing and upcoming third-party facilities in Nigeria
    • Facilities Covered (Existing): 11
    • Facilities Identified (Upcoming): 9
    • Coverage: 2 Cities
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (Data Center Area)
    • Existing vs. Upcoming (IT Load Capacity)
  • Data center colocation market in Nigeria
    • Market Revenue & Forecast (2020-2026)
    • Retail Colocation Pricing
  • Classification of the Nigeria data center market investments into multiple segments and sub-segments (IT, power, cooling, and general construction services) with market sizing and forecast.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the latest trends, growth rate, potential opportunities, and growth restraints, and prospects for the data center market.
  • Business overview and product offerings of prominent IT infrastructure providers, construction contractors, support infrastructure providers, and investors operating in the market
  • A transparent research methodology and the analysis of the demand and supply aspect of the market

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REPORT:

  • Over 90% of Nigeria’s data is still hosted abroad. Many government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria host their data outside the country. Improved digital infrastructure and connectivity will increase the demand in the country, leading to further growth of data centers.
  • Nigeria has the presence of renowned contractors such as Arup, that was involved in designing the data center facility for Rack Centre in Lagos.
  • The penetration of AI and ML to monitor the facilities is likely to increase in the market and improve the efficiency of the facility operations.
  • 21st Century Technology (21CTL) along with Konet has announced an edge hyperscale data center project in Nigeria, to be operational in 2022. The company is also building data centers in Apapa and Ikoyi, as well as edge data centers in Victoria Island, Maryland, and Ikeja.
  • The market size of Tier IV facilities is expected to reach more than USD 15 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 24.42%.
  • Due to the increased risk of physical security attacks in the country, facilities in Nigeria, are deploying additional security measures such as multi-factor authentication and anti-climb perimeter fences.
  • Modular data centers are also extensively deployed in the country as a low-cost option to traditional data center deployment. Huawei Technologies is one of the significant vendors supplying modular facilities in the region.

Nigeria Data Center Market by White Floor Area

MARKET SIZE BY WHITE FLOOR AREA

NIGERIA DATA CENTER MARKET VENDOR LANDSCAPE

The rapid growth and development of data center projects will allow new players to enter the Nigerian market. Schneider Electric is one of the major vendors among support infrastructure providers in the Nigerian data center market. The power instability across the country leads to the installation of power backup equipment such as generators among the facility operators, with diesel generators leading the market. IT infrastructure providers such as NetApp, Lenovo, IBM, and HPE have a strong presence in the Nigerian data center market.

REPORT COVERAGE:

This report analyzes the Nigeria data center market share and elaborative analysis of the existing and upcoming facilities, datacenter investments in terms of IT, electrical, mechanical infrastructure, general construction, tier standard, and geography. It discusses the market sizing and estimation for different segments with respect to the investment in the facilities. The segmentation includes:

EXISTING VS. UPCOMING DATA CENTERS

  • Existing Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)
    • Lagos (No. of facilities: 10)
    • Abuja (No. of facilities: 1)
  • List of Upcoming Facilities in the region (White Floor Area and Power Capacity)

NIGERIA DATA CENTER INVESTMENT COVERAGE

  • Infrastructure Type
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Electrical Infrastructure
    • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • General Construction
  • IT Infrastructure
    • Server
    • Storage
    • Network Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
    • UPS Systems
    • Generators
    • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
    • PDUs
    • Other Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
    • Cooling Systems
    • Rack Cabinets
    • Other Mechanical Infrastructure
  • Cooling Systems
    • CRAC & CRAH Units
    • Chillers
    • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
    • Other Cooling Units
  • General Construction
    • Building Development
    • Installation & Commissioning Services
    • Building & Engineering Design
    • Physical Security
    • DCIM
  • Tier Segments
    • Tier I & Tier II
    • Tier III
    • Tier IV

VENDOR LANDSCAPE

IT Infrastructure Providers - Arista Networks, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei Technologies, IBM, Jupiter Networks, Lenovo, and NetApp.

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors –Arup, CAP DC, Edarat Group, Future-tech, Interkel, JLB Architects, and NLE

Support Infrastructure Providers – ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, Eaton, Envicool, Legrand, Rittal, Schneider Electric, Siemens, STULZ, Vertiv Group

Investors – 21st Century Technology, Africa Data Centres, Galaxy Backbone, MainOne (MDXi), Medallion Communications, Rack Centre, and Teraco Data Environments

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Datacenter Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)
  • Datacenter Construction Contractors
  • Datacenter Infrastructure Providers
  • New Entrants
  • Consultants/Consultancies/Advisory Firms
  • Corporate and Governments Agencies

Frequently Asked Questions

Nigeria data center market size will witness investments of USD 218 million by 2026.
21st Century Technology, Africa Data Centres, Galaxy Backbone, MainOne (MDXi), Medallion Communications, Rack Centre, and Teraco Data Environments are the key investors in the industry.
Nigeria's data center market is growing at a CAGR of 17% during the forecast period.
11 existing and 9 upcoming data centers are present in Nigeria.
Africa Data Centres is a new entrant in Nigeria and is currently building a facility in Lagos. Teraco Data Environments is another data center provider planning to enter the Nigeria market in the near future.
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The data center market in Nigeria is among the fastest-growing markets in Africa. The Nigeria data center market investments are majorly driven by factors such as digitalization, advanced technologies, the presence of major operators, internet penetration, and government initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a strong market enabler for several digitization initiatives across Nigeria. Lagos is the primary data center hub in Nigeria, housing most of Nigeria's total number of data centers. The shift of industry sectors such as BFSI, education, retail, manufacturing, and others towards new technologies such as cloud and big data will aid the market's growth during the forecast period.

Base Year: 2020

Forecast Year: 2021- 2026

The report considers the present scenario of the Nigeria data center market and its market dynamics for the forecast period 2021−2026. It covers a detailed overview of several growth enablers, restraints, and trends in the market. The study includes the demand and supply aspects of the market.

The report segments data center investment by the following areas:

Market Segmentation by Infrastructure Type

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Mechanical Infrastructure
  • General Construction

Market Segmentation by IT Infrastructure

  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Electrical Infrastructure

  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Transfer Switches and Switchgears
  • PDUs
  • Other Electrical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Mechanical Infrastructure

  • Cooling Systems
  • Rack Cabinets
  • Other Mechanical Infrastructure

Market Segmentation by Cooling Systems

  • CRAC & CRAH Units
  • Chillers
  • Cooling Towers, Condensers, and Dry Coolers
  • Other Cooling Units

Market Segmentation by General Construction

  • Building Development
  • Installation & Commissioning Services
  • Building & Engineering Design
  • Physical Security
  • DCIM

Market Segmentation by Tier Segments

  • Tier I & Tier II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

IT Infrastructure Providers

  • Arista Networks
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Jupiter Networks
  • Lenovo
  • NetApp

Construction Constructors & Sub-Contractors

  • Arup
  • CAP DC
  • Edarat Group
  • Future-tech
  • Interkel
  • JLB Atchitects
  • NLE

Support Infrastructure Providers

  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Cummins
  • Eaton
  • Envicool
  • Legrand
  • Rittal
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • STULZ
  • Vertiv Group

Investors

  • 21st Century Technology
  • Africa Data Centres, Galaxy Backbone
  • MainOne (MDXi)
  • Medallion Communications
  • Rack Centre
  • Teraco Data Environments

Chapter 1: Existing & Upcoming Third-Party Data Centers In Nigeria

  • 10+ Unique Data Center Properties
  • Data Center IT Load Capacity
  • Data Center White Floor Area Space
  • Existing Vs Upcoming Data Center Capacity by Locations
  • Locations Covered
    • Lagos
    • Abuja

Chapter 2: Investment Opportunities In Nigeria

  • Data Center Investments
  • Investment by Area
  • Investment by Power Capacity

Chapter 3: Data Center Colocation Market In Nigeria

  • Colocation Services Market in Nigeria
  • Retail Colocation
  • Colocation Pricing (Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack) & Add-ons

Chapter 4: Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers
  • Market Trends
  • Market Restraints

Chapter 5: Market Segmentation

  • IT Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Electrical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • Mechanical Infrastructure: Market Size & Forecast
  • General Construction Services: Market Size & Forecast

Chapter 6: Tier Standard Investment

  • Tier I & II
  • Tier III
  • Tier IV

Chapter 7: Key Market Participants

  • IT Infrastructure Providers
  • Construction Contractors
  • Support Infrastructure Providers
  • Data Center Investors

Chapter 8: Appendix

  • Market Derivation
  • Quantitative Summary 

LIST OF EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1             Third-Party Data Centers Snapshot

Exhibit 2             Third-Party Data Center Snapshot by Locations

Exhibit 3             Area Developed by Locations (thousand square feet)

Exhibit 4             Power Capacity by Locations (MW)

Exhibit 5             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Investment ($ Million)

Exhibit 6             Data Center Market Size & Forecast by Area 2020−2026 (Thousand Square Feet)

Exhibit 7             Market Size & Forecast by Power Capacity 2020−2026 (MW)

Exhibit 8             Data Center Colocation Service Revenue: Market Size & Forecast by 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 9             Retail Colocation Pricing 2020

Exhibit 10           Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 11           Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 12           Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 13           Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 14           Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Exhibit 15           Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1               List of Upcoming Data Center Projects

Table 2               Data Center Site Selection Criteria

Table 3               Overall Market Size & Forecast 2020−2026

Table 4               Market Size & Forecast by Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 5               Market Size & Forecast by IT Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 6               Market Size & Forecast by Electrical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 7               Market Size & Forecast by Mechanical Infrastructure 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 8               Market Size & Forecast by Cooling Systems 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 9               Market Size & Forecast by General Construction 2020−2026 ($ Million)

Table 10             Market Size & Forecast by Tier Standards 2020−2026 ($ Million)

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