9mobile has hinted that it may construct a data centre in Cross Rivers.

The Chief Executive Officer of the telco, Juergen Peschel, stated this during a business meeting with the Governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu, on the sideline of the International Cooperation and Investment Summit, which was held in Calabar recently.

In a statement, 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 educate and partner with universities to deepen learning.”

According to Peschel, data centres are vital to global connectivity and the continuity of daily business operations.

 He noted that the benefits of establishing the data centre in the state would 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 in the state.

The state governor, Bassey Otu, disclosed that the state was investment-friendly and was an ideal hub for investments.

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