Millicom opens Nicaraguan data center; more in the works

Millicom, which provides mobile, business-to-business, and consumer broadband services in Latin America and Africa, says it has opened a data center in Nicaragua, its 10th in Latin America. The company says it expects to have six Tier III data centers spread across Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras by the end of the year. The company also acquired three data centers in Panama via its purchase of Cable Onda.

Millicom, which provides mobile, business-to-business, and consumer broadband services in Latin America and Africa, says it has opened a data center in Nicaragua, its 10th in Latin America. The company says it expects to have six Tier III data centers spread across Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras by the end of the year. The company also acquired three data centers in Panama via its purchase of Cable Onda.

The data centers serve as platforms for Millicom’s business services and are tied together by the company’s South American fiber-optic network. Data center services on offer include cloud servers, applications, storage, backup and recovery, colocation, virtual desks, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, big data and analytics, and private, public, or hybrid cloud environments. Millicom says the data centers are built for energy efficiency as well as to meet anti-seismic requirements in countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador. They feature in-row cooling systems for higher density equipment installation.

“We are proud to be the leading operator investing in technology infrastructure in Latin America for the long term. The output of these projects is an end-to-end process experience for our customers running critical applications. Our continued investment in cutting edge datacenter solutions across Latin America allows us to bring superior service and the highest standards for security and data protection,” commented Xavier Rocoplan, Millicom’s chief technology and information officer.

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