The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today at the Capacity Middle East Conference the launch of its commercial operations in Djibouti City. The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) leverages Djibouti’s strategic position in East Africa as the major meeting point for undersea fiber optic cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, to Africa. Collocated just meters from the new Djibouti Telecom cable landing station, the DDC offers international telecommunications carriers and content delivery network (CDN) providers neutral collocation facilities, Internet Exchange, and other enhanced services in one of the fastest growing regions in the world. The DDC is a joint venture between Djibouti Telecom and Djibouti Data Center SARL, a group of local and international investors who are all seasoned international telecommunication executives. The DDC offers mobile network operators, global voice and data carriers, and CDN providers, a new opportunity to establish unique cross connect access and collocation facilities directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing station supporting seven different cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East and Asia with markets in Africa. These include SeaMeWe3, Aden-Djibouti, EASSy/WIOC, SEACOM, EIG, Djibouti – Ethiopia, Djibouti- Somalia cable systems. The strategic geographical location of the DDC offers service providers a new opportunity to reduce global network operating costs and greatly improve network resilience, latency and performance by accessing a Tier 3 level data center facility in East Africa. The DDC provides the capabilities to install, operate, and manage equipment and vital services in support of establishing an operator’s local and regional network in Africa.