Millicom will set up two new data centres in Chad and Senegal aimed at meeting rising regional demand for data centre services
The newly established facility in N’Djamena, Chad is a 126 racks capacity data centre, the telecoms company said.
The facility has been established to support all of Tigo Chad’s hosting needs, with a total power load of near to 1MW and is able to withstand the 40 degrees heat of N’Djamena. It offers the possibility of expanding to double its initial capacity and in such a way that it does not impact any future expansion. It is also expected to ensure the highest security procedures through biometric access and a fully automated intelligent system providing staff warning of any problems.
According to Millicom, the new data centres in Chad and Senegal follow the launch of other data centres in Tanzania and Ghana. All these centres are important for business development in the region, Millicom highlighted, and play the key role of safeguarding mission-critical data, applying the highest levels of security.
Cynthia Gordon, CEO African Division Millicom said, "Our new data centre represents a significant investment for Tigo Chad which will continue to improve B2B customer experience and ensure operational stability. It significantly expands our data capacity, allowing us to offer our customers in Chad new and exciting business, Internet and mobile services."