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Tigo begins construction of datacentre in Senegal

Tigo begins construction of datacenter in Senegal.

Telco to invest over US$5-million into infrastructure in the Senegalese town of Diamniadio.

Tigo has announced the construction of a datacenter in Senegal as part of its growth and investment strategy, focused on telecommunications, internet access and mobile services across the west african country.

The company intends to invest three billion CFA francs (approximately US$5,192 040) to establish the new data center and use it to provide digital services and last generation technologies, including online services, financial services, Video-on-Demand, as well as high speed dedicated internet access.

Tigo said in an announcement, "This ambitious strategy fits perfectly within the framework of Plan Senegal Emergent (PSE) which aims to position Senegal as a leader of the subregion. This strategy will also be available in the urban center of Diamniadio which is at the forefront of PES development projects."

"The Datacenter will provide secure hosting solutions for businesses in Senegal," the company added.

Diego Camberos, CEO of Tigo Senegal said, "This data center will be a facilitator of exchange and storage of data, an optimisation tool and performance acceleration for businesses."

Cynthia Gordon, CEO of Millicom, Africa Zone, has emphasised that the project is part of the overall strategy of the group. "After the construction of the datacenter in Chad that we have just completed, we are delighted to repeat this project here in Senegal. We want to support African enterprises in general and that of Senegal particularly in their development through innovative technologies and digital services."

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