Increasing energy efficiency of our Datacenters
Connected with: Customers, Shareholders
What: We handled a 50%+ surge of Internet traffic on Tigo networks in 2020 without significantly increasing energy usage in Tigo data centers.
How: Starting with our datacenters in Honduras, we deployed new data center virtualization software in place of older, power-hungry racks of servers. The upgrades also eliminated many of the local hub sites that formerly supported our network. We also brought this technology into our Panama and Guatemala facilities in 2020, with plans to expand it to other operations in 2021.
- Increased our points of presence by 40% while our total energy costs rose just 5%
- These and other improvements will enable us to continue expanding our customer base and fulfilling increasingly sophisticated data needs while effectively shrinking the square footage required for data centers and other facilities
- The further we decouple network growth from energy consumption, the more sustainably our business can grow