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MTN Business Kenya unveils a Sh1.33 billion data center

MTN Kenya Data Center tour with Microsoft Country manager Kunle Awosika, MTN Business Kenya Managing Director Kennedy Chinganya and PS Eng Kyalo

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30 – MTN Business Kenya has launched a US$13 million – Sh1.33 billion- Tier three Data Center in Nairobi.

According to the company, the center is expected to serve the country’s service economy, especially Small Medium Enterprises who include online retailers, service providers, over-the-top content companies and video on demand providers.

MTN Business Kenya Managing Director Kennedy Chinganya says the center features includes data security, immediate access and lower operational costs for companies in the country.

Additionally, the center will allow cloud computing, virtualization and convergence.

“The state-of-the-art center that we have just launched will be very instrumental in the country. As such, companies will no longer need to store their own data as it can be very tedious. That is where we come in,” Chinganya said.

Chinganya said that the center is built on technology that based on Uptime Institute  and Telecommunications Industry Association 942 standards.

“We have established this center using the most rigorous engineered IP networks, in order to meet the business needs of our customers.”

The Nairobi center becomes MTN’s 48th  data center.

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