Tigo Business is due to open a data center in Bolivia this week.

The Millicom-owned business is due to inaugurate the $20 million, 1,600 square meter (17,200 sq ft) data center in Santa Cruz on April 28. Phase 1 of development will have a capacity of 128 racks.

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“With the launch of Tigo Business Data Center we demonstrate our commitment to offer greater value to our clients when they need it most, our data center has the purpose of storing and processing the most valuable asset in the world. Market, the information of the companies,” Pablo Guardia, CEO of Tigo, told Los Tiempos.

The company has 12 data centers across Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, and Colombia. Tigo parent company Millicom has been selling its African units to focus solely on the Latin American market, with the company recently announced the sale of its operations in Tanzania and for its stake in the AirtelTigo joint venture in Ghana.

In Tanzania, Millicom has agreed to sell its entire operations to a consortium led by Axian, a pan-African group that was part of the consortium that acquired Millicom’s operations in Senegal in 2018. In Ghana, Millicom and joint venture partner Bharti Airtel have handed over AirtelTigo to the Government of Ghana.

“With today’s announcement that we are divesting our remaining African businesses, we close a chapter in our history and open another solely focused on the Latin American region,” said Millicom CEO, Mauricio Ramos.