Portugal: Ar Telecom to invest €10 million ($11.3m) in developing a data center in Lisbon, Portugal

Nov 18, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Portuguese telecommunication company Ar Telecom has revealed its plans for a new data center in Lisbon, Portugal. According to Eco, the telco wants to invest up to €10 million ($11.3m) in developing a 15,000 square feet (1,400 square meters) facility in Lisbon. Reports have it that the facility will have a capacity for up to 150 racks, with a potential for expansion to 4,200 racks in the future. The data center is scheduled to be in operation in 2023.

In addition, Ar Telecom is exploring the potential of using solar energy to power the facility. CEO of Ar Telecom, Tiago Oliveira Saints, said the company already has a data center, but it is looking to be more competitive in the data center market. He noted that the company would do this by using renewable energies and a more efficient and modern design concept compared to the one available 20 years ago.

AR Telecom currently operates three data centers in Portugal, each in Viseu, Porto, and Lisbon.