Airtel Malawi, one of the leading telecommunication company in the country, has launched a new data centre in Blantyre which has doubled the capacity of Airtel enabling this company to host additional ICT infrastructure.
Airtel has so far donated $1 million to fund the project, well, this is according to the Airtel Malawi’s Managing Director Saulos Chilima; who said that the project will support customers’ in growing needs.
He said: “The data centre will enable Airtel Malawi provide first class data services to customers as it will help eliminate congestion on the systems and ensure systems stability.”
The Managing Director also said that Airtel Malawi would now be in a position to unveil cloud computing systems in a few weeks to come.
“As a result of the project’s investment, it is expected that Airtel will improve stability of the systems, increase the service offerings and respond to customer’s needs more favourably,” said Chilima.
He explained that cloud computing is an overarching term which defines the myriad tools that enable idea-sharing, non-hierarchical decision making and the full utilisation of the world’s massive ‘cognitive surplus’ the ability of the world’s population to collaborate on large, sometimes global projects.
Chilima says cloud computing brings together the strengths of cloud sourcing, automation and machine learning.