Leading mobile phone company in the country, Airtel Malawi on Thursday announced the commissioning of its new Data Centre in the commercial capital, Blantyre with a view to increase its capacity to enable it to host additional ICT related infrastructure.
In a commissioning function which took place at Airtel Malawi head offices in Limbe, Airtel Malawi Managing Director Saulosi Chilima said the company felt obliged to embark on the Data centre expansion project as a requirement to support the company’s growing business needs hence increasing its capacity to be tandem with the demand in growth.
“What we are about to witness today, which is the commissioning of our newly expanded Data Centre, will be enable Airtel to provide first class services to its customers,” said Chilima.
He observed that Airtel Malawi is a leading mobile phone company aims to provide Malawians a quality services which is value for money, hence the befitting investment into the expansion project for the Data centre.
Chilima said the objective of the expansion project was to increase capacity of the data centre in order to accommodate infrastructure from various partners to implement projects including for new value adding services and also to upgrade existing systems.
“As a result of the projects investment, it is expected that Airtel will improve stability of the systems, increase the service offerings and respond to customers’ needs more favourably,” he pledges.
The Airtel Data Centre expansion project involved stakeholders such as; Boiler Services, Emerson Network, Eagle Engineering, Sharma Electrical, GAP Projects , Debro Construction, Heag Integrated Systems and ICT Networks.
Airtel partners who witnessed the commissioning of the project included: IBM Malawi, Nokia Siemens Networks ( NSN), Ericsson, Credit Link, Inmobia, Madison Holdings, Tech Mahindra, On mobile, Comviva and Job Centre.