Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sonatel opens 38,000 sqf data centre in Senegal

Company says facility will help the country build up its digital economy and is in line with the government’s plans to make Senegal a digital hub by 2025.

Telecommunications services provider Sonatel has opened a data centre in Rufisque, Senegal, in a boost to local IT infrastructure set to be used by public and private enterprises.

The data centre sits in a piece of land measuring 3.5 hectares and has a total square footage of 37,674 sqf with colocation space amounting to 24,000 sqf.

Sonatel invested $17.4m (10bn CFA Francs) to build the infrastructure.

The facility was opened by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Yaya Abdoul Kane, and Sonatel’s GM Alioune Ndiaye.

The Tier 3+ data centre was labelled by the company as a crucial asset for Senegal’s governmental plans to become an African digital hub by 2025.

The Sonatel data centre houses the IT servers needed to produce and manage services for the provider as well as those of its customers which operate in mobile telephony, Internet, television, cloud computing and business services.