Publishing Date: Sep 27, 2023

Datacentres for better security

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9mobile has said it will partner the Cross River State government in building a data centre in the state to provide various solutions, particularly to better the security and digitalize government. In addition, it has also offered to provide electronic governance and digitalisation of the government’s administrative processes for better service delivery.

The Chief Executive Officer of 9mobile, Juergen Peschel, made this offer during a courtesy visit to Senator Prince Bassey Otu, the Governor of Cross River State, on the sideline of the International Cooperation and Investment Summit, which was held in Calabar.

Peschel informed the Governor that 9mobile is open to partnership with his administration and will offer services that are simple, straightforward and of benfit to the state.

Offering details of the telcos proposed partnership, he said: “We propose to build a Data centre that will be instrumental in hosting any government data and form the basis of digitalising administrative processes. This will be one of the enablers of improving security in the state and will be based on the Build, Operate and Transfer Model. This centre will also help with education and with partnering with universities to deepen learning.

He explained further that data centres are vital to global connectivity, and therefore, the continuity of daily business operations. He said that the benefits of having the data centre will be to support business applications and provide services such as data storage, management, backup and recovery, productivity applications, such as email, high-volume e-commerce transactions, powering online gaming communities as well as big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence which will be beneficial to the stat.

While receiving the 9mobile delegation, the Otu said the state is an investment-friendly place and is an ideal hub for investment within the South-South zone.


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