Millicom ups datacenter investment to $68 million


Millicom said it has launched a new datacenter in Nicaragua, an investment that will increase its data infrastructure investments throughout the region to 10 by the end of the year.

Millicom will have built and deployed six state-of-the-art Tier III datacenters, expanding their reach from Colombia, Paraguay and Bolivia to include Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras. This, in addition to three existing datacenters in Panama stemming from the company’s recent acquisition of Cable Onda.

Including the latest datacenter in Nicaragua, Millicom’s investment in data infrastructure in the region totals over $68 million. The innovative hybrid data centers provide increased data protection measures, increased energy efficiency and integrated services such as cloud servers, applications, storage, backup and recovery, colocation, virtual desks, cybersecurity, IoT, big data and analytics and cloud environments –private, public or hybrid. T

The datacenters increase Millicom’s scope of B2B (business to business), cloud and infrastructure presence in Central and Latin America, linked together through the company’s South American fiber optic network. For businesses with presence in multiple countries in Latin America, this means peace of mind when it comes to sharing information, supporting their own customers, and operating in an efficient and ubiquitous way.

“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. At Millicom, we place the customer at the center of everything we do. We really believe that this strategy and investment will make us a premiere provider of B2B solutions in all of the markets where we operate”, commented Xavier Rocoplan, Millicom’s Chief Technology and Information Officer.