Carrier Hotel: Togo lays first stone for its first data center in Lomé

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:05
Carrier Hotel: Togo lays first stone for its first data center in Lomé

(Togo First) - Last Monday in Lomé, the construction of Togo’s first data processing and business incubation center began.

Carrier Hotel is a data center that provides businesses (both big and SMEs) a space with access to electricity and a cooling system where they can store their network equipment and servers. According to Togolese authorities, the infrastructure is a tool that perfectly responds to the need to improve cybersecurity and digital sovereignty. 

“In terms of reliability, security and quality, technological choices made by carrier hotel make it one of the most performant in West Africa,”  said Cina Lawson, Togo’s minister of digital economy, during the ceremony for laying of the first stone of the hotel. The ceremony was chaired by Faure Gnassingbé.

Fully funded by the World Bank under the West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project (WARCIP), construction works should last 15 months starting in January 2019.

About CFA12 billion (€15.3 million) will be spent in building works. They will be carried out by BTP Centro and CFAO Technologies & Energy. The French firm will handle the infrastructure, energy and environment aspects.

CFAO, let’s recall, took part in the construction of Central Africa’s biggest data center hub, inaugurated in Douala 2017, and also of West Africa’s leading data processing center based in Senegal and owned by Sonatel. About a year ago, the French company which is present in ten African countries set up in Togo, the country’s first internet exchange point (IXP), an infrastructure through which internet service providers (ISPs) exchange traffic network between their networks.

Carrier Hotel will allow businesses to house data in Togo. It is located on a 1 ha site at Lomé 2.  

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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