High-Performance Energy-Efficient Latam Datacenters
As part of our strategic plans for delivering faster, more reliable and more secure services, we have invested more than $68 million in improving our datacenter infrastructure to world-class standards throughout Latam. These new datacenters deliver improved uptime for the Millicom cloud environment which, in turn, provides better service to our customers.
- Completed five new datacenters as of October 2019
- Closed two older facilities in Honduras and one in Colombia, with plans to close four more in Latam in 2020
- Incorporated three Tier III-certified datacenters in Panama that were part of the Cable Onda acquisition completed in early 2019
- Earned a CEEDA Level Silver Energy Efficiency certification from Datacenter Dynamics for our new Paraguay datacenter and began the certification process for four others
Along with the benefits they create for our business-to-business (B2B) customers, these new and upgraded datacenters, combined with the decomissioning of older facilities, will reduce Millicom’s energy consumption, GHG emissions and operational costs—signifying our commitment to adopt business practices that minimize our environmental impact.
The new datacenters are 40% more efficient than traditional sites due to the use of higher-efficiency equipment and the implementation of real-time energy management software, which is running at our datacenters in Paraguay and Bolivia, and will soon be rolled out in Colombia, Guatemala, Panama and Honduras.