Millicom and Schneider Electric sign data centre monitoring contract

The company described the partnership agreement as 'the largest contract of its kind in Latin America'

Millicom has announced that it is collaborating with Schneider Electric for infrastructure monitoring of its data centre facilities.

Schneider Electric will provide Millicom’s Paraguay and Bolivia data centre facilities with infrastructure monitoring and additional capabilities.

The company described the partnership agreement as ‘the largest contract of its kind in Latin America’.

The deal was revealed during Millicom’s annual data centre workshop in Panama, Central America.

“Millicom has been investing significantly in the construction and renovation of data centres across Latin America, with the highest quality integrated services, connectivity, security, and energy efficiency standards,” said Xavier Rocoplan, EVP Chief Technology and Information Officer at Millicom.


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“We are very pleased to be working with our world-class partners to achieve this vision. Millicom’s investment in improving data infrastructure in the region totals over $68m.

“We are very committed to continue providing our enterprise customers with the digital highways that they require to advance their business, and our best-of-breed data centres are an integral part of the complete suite of services that we offer.”

In March, Millicom announced the opening of its new data centre facility in Nicaragua, in Central America.

It also confirmed that it intends to build and deploy an additional five data centre facilities to expand its reach from Colombia, Paraguay and Bolivia to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras by the end of 2019.

Elsewhere this month, Millicom revealed that its Chief Executive Officer, Mauricio Ramos, purchased 45,000 shares of the company in the open market at an average price of $54.278 per share, and now he directly owns 190,577 shares of Millicom.