A Polish government-owned fiber firm is planning a data center in the city of Gliwice.

24Gliwice reports that Silesian Metropolitan Network (Śląska Sieć Metropolitalna, aka SSM) has acquired a plot of land at the intersection of Bojkowska and Toruńska Street in the city of Gliwice.

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SMM is a local government ICT network operator established in 2009 and owned by the Gliwice local government.

The company recently acquired the land, in the Trynek area of the city, for nearly PLN 4.4 million ($1 million), and plans to develop a Municipal Data Center on the plot. Details of the facility’s specifications weren’t shared.

The new facility will primarily serve the local government, in particular the city's organizational units, as well as municipal companies and other entities related to Gliwice.

“The planned investment will be the foundation for building efficient, secure, and highly available digital services and securing critical infrastructure for ICT and telecommunications systems of the City of Gliwice,” Dariusz Rymaszewski, deputy director of the Administration and Service Department at ŚSM, told 24Gliwice.

He continued: “The facility will improve the management of infrastructure and services in the field of communication, data transmission, Internet access, and data security, which are key elements determining the efficient functioning of municipal organizational units.”