Rostelecom: Rostelecom to open the first Arctic data center in Russia

Oct 20, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Rostelecom has plans to develop a data center in the Arctic in Murmansk, Russia. The Murmansk region Government revealed that the Russian telco would open a new facility on the Kola Peninsula in 2022. Rostelecom also said it would be starting work on the new facility at the end of this year or the beginning of 2022. The company plans to complete the project by July 2022.

The Russian telco says the facility will cost around 300 million rubles ($4.2m). Vice president and director of the North-West Macroregional branch of PJSC Rostelecom commented on the development. He said: “We believe that the local centers located in the centers of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation will act as an additional locomotive for the digitalization of industry in the regions and the national economy.”

The company didn’t reveal the specifications of the facility. However, it says it will serve both Government and local businesses.