Orange launches Data Centre

Official Opening of the Orange Data Center by Honourable Thulagano Segokgo and Orange CEO Nene Maiga
Official Opening of the Orange Data Center by Honourable Thulagano Segokgo and Orange CEO Nene Maiga

Orange Botswana has launched its P150 million state-of-the-art Tier III Certified Data Centre housed at the Botswana Digital Innovation Hub and Technology Park.

The Orange Data Centre carries the Uptime Tier Certification (Tier 3), a classification system employed to standardise the reliability and availability of data centers worldwide internationally. The certification, granted by the globally recognised Uptime Institute, attests to Orange Botswana’s commitment to ensuring the continuous operation of critical IT systems and upholding the highest industry standards. The Orange Botswana Data Centre is expected to enhance network connectivity nationally and internationally therefore improving network experience for Orange Botswana customers worldwide. Minister of Communications, Knowledge, and Technology Thulagano Segokgo said major investments are continually made to update the our ICT policies and regulations, invest in key infrastructure, and create a favourable operational environment for the growth of ICT use and the industry in Botswana “The availability and access to digital technology has for a long time been an important concern for the government,” he said when officially opening the centre recently.

“Botswana is fortunate to have Orange Botswana’s Data Centre as a symbol of the necessary involvement of the private sector in advancing the investment made and the advancement of creating a knowledge-based economy with production systems based on intellectual property and digital products.” The Orange Data Centre is expected to cover network accessibility of Botswana’s population of over two million people, enhancing 4G technology and 5G technology, offering greater levels of security, flexibility and accessibility to data and information around the world. For his part, Orange Middle East and Africa CEO, Brelotte Ba said they continue to ensure that Botswana can further participate in the digital revolution, reaping the socio-economic rewards that stand to deliver incredible impact for all. “The African continent is an inspirational and successful model for digital transformation. Orange is very proud of the footprint on the continent and our investment made to meeting people’s needs and expectations to become the preferred telecom operator for all,” Ba said.

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