More Africa NewsTogo opens its first data center, Tier III certified

June 7, 2021by myles0

The Lomé Data Center will allow institutions and companies to host their data in a secure environment. It also offers economic operators a credible and reliable alternative allowing them both to access very high speed internet bandwidth and to save money. 

Togo now officially has a strategic infrastructure for hosting sensitive data. The President of the Republic, Faure Gnassingbé, on Friday inaugurated the Lomé Data Center, the very first neutral colocation data center in the country.

The infrastructure, built on more than one hectare in the new administrative perimeter of the capital, is Tier III certified, one of the highest levels of reliability in this sector, specifies the government portal Togolese Republic .  

Its construction, which lasted two and a half years , was financed to the tune of 12.7 billion FCFA by the World Bank (as part of the regional infrastructure development program WARCIP), and is part of the strategy growth supported by the digital transformation adopted by the Government.

As Togo modernizes and goes digital, platforms are being created. These must be hosted in a secure and reliable data center ”, explained the Minister of the digital economy Cina Lawson during the ceremony, recalling in passing that nearly two thirds of the 42 priority projects of the new roadmap government have a digital component.

This Carrier Hotel is a reminder of one of the ambitions set out by Togo two years ago, that of becoming a technological and digital hub within the next few years.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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