Tigo Paraguay Announces the Construction of Paraguay’s First UPTIME Tier 3 Certified Data Centre

Millicom announces that Tigo Paraguay has successfully obtained Certified Design Documents for the first UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data centre to be built in Paraguay, demonstrating Tigo’s commitment to deliver world-class standards for its corporate clients.

This high tech data centre facility will be built by Flexenclosure, the Swedish expert designer and manufacturer of eCentre prefabricated data centre buildings and eSite intelligent hybrid power management systems for the ICT industry, Flexenclosure. The data centre will be located in Paraguay’s capital Asunción.

The Data Centre will be live in April and will be the first professional colocation facility in the country.

Millicom has adopted a unique hybrid construction, including a traditional bricks and mortar office building combined with Flexenclosure’s prefabricated eCentre data centre modules, thereby drastically reducing time to deliver the new facility and maintaining the quality and reliability of the new data centre. The eCentre modules have been completed at Flexenclosure’s factory in Vara, Sweden, and the modules are currently being transported to Paraguay.

Expanding into Colocation/Cloud business

Tigo Paraguay plans to expand into business services such as co-location and cloud services to support its business clients by delivering enhanced resiliency and reliability of the Tigo network as well as expanded customer services.

Recent natural disasters in the country have highlighted the importance of having a world class data centre in the country which can guarantee a very high uptime (999.982%). This positions Tigo Paraguay strongly to be the partner of choice for enterprises looking for reliable primary IT production sites or back up disaster recovery sites.

The new data centre will also become the central primary site of the Tigo’s network in Paraguay, providing a strong platform on which to support the highest quality network with minimal interruption for all customers.

Juan Emilio Roa, Paraguay Tigo Business Director said: “We see significant opportunities to drive the development of the co-location and cloud services market in Paraguay and need a high quality data centre facility that we can easily and efficiently expand as our business grows.

“We chose our partner Flexenclosure, who has the proven track record in deploying these technical facilities and delivering the first UPTIME TIER 3 Certified Data Centre using a mix of Modular/Concrete built. The production quality, guaranteed delivery time and product flexibility were all important factors in our decision and we’re confident that this data centre will serve the needs of our growing corporate clients.”

David King, CEO, Flexenclosure CEO of Flexenclosure said: “We are delighted to have won this order, extending our relationship with Millicom. This project marks a series of firsts for Flexenclosure – our first Tier III certified facility; our first hybrid facility; and our first data centre deployment in Latin America – and we’re looking forward to further expanding our footprint beyond our traditional markets in Africa and Asia.”

Data Centre Specifications

This 2 MW high tech facility will have an initial capacity of 110 racks and will be able to house up to 260 racks at full capacity. The Data Centre will be managed according to international data centre best practices.