Telecoms company, Millicom, has launched a data centre with a power load of close to 1MW in Chad. The centre is to service all of Tigo Chad’s hosting requirements and possibly double its initial capacity in a way that doesn’t impact any future expansion.
Talking about the centre, Cynthia Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Africa 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.”
Millicom has also disclosed plans to develop a similar facility in Senegal. They recently met with Senegalese Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, and construction will take place in Diamniadio in Dakar, Senegal. By offering business customers in Senegal a full range of secure hosting solutions, Millicom is also supporting the government-led Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE), designed to position the country as a leader in its subregion.
The Diamniadio centre will facilitate data exchange and storage, and help optimise and accelerate the performance of Senegalese businesses. Millicom will also be opening a Tigo business office in Diamniadio and they’ll be playing a key role in the development of its urban centre.
In the words of Ms Gordon, “Following the launch of our data centre in Chad, we are excited to begin a new project here in Senegal. We are seeing rising demand in the region for data centre services and space as companies search for efficiencies and business opportunities. Tigo is there to help African corporations advance through the adoption of innovative technologies and digital services.”
The new data centres in Chad and Senegal follow the establishment of other data centres in Tanzania and Ghana, where Millicom has taken the lead to support its B2B customers. All of these centres are vital for business development in the region and play the key role of safeguarding mission-critical data, applying the highest levels of security and providing access to an ecosystem where networks, enterprises and business partners can easily and securely interconnect and interact.