Ron Reddick (second left) touring the data centre with journalists and staff of Tigo
Tigo Ghana Limited, a leading telecom company, has unveiled a $5.1 million ultra-modern data centre.
The centre, located behind its head office in Accra, is to house Tigo’s network infrastructure to ensure that customer data are properly stored and managed in compliance with Ghana’s Data Protection Act, (Act 843).
The 3-tier centre comes with dual multi-layer power supply to all systems, which is expected to guarantee consistent service availability to all IT infrastructure.
Furthermore, the centre boasts of high-tech security, including multi-factor verification, internal and external CCTV coverage.
Speaking at the launch of the facility on Wednesday at Tigo’s head office in Accra, Ron Reddick, Chief Technical and Information Officer of Tigo Ghana Limited, indicated that the $5.1 million centre, with a rack capacity of 110, will house all Tigo network infrastructure.
He explained that “this data centre will store all our computer systems and associated components and this includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls such as air conditioning and the suppression and various security devices.”
Clients’ data protection remains a serious concern for regulators within the country’s telecom industry.
Mr. Reddick told the media that in the coming months, Tigo would roll out series of enhanced technologies including server and application hosting for its business.
BY Melvin Tarlue