Angola: Inter-banking services company in Angola to build IT centre

2 September 2008

Luanda, Angola, 2 Sept – Angolan inter-banking services company, Empresa Interbancária de Serviços (Emis) plans to invest the equivalent of 13 million euros in building a new information technology centre with the highest levels of security, the company’s chief executive José de Matos said Monday in Luanda.

The new centre, which plans to make automatic teller machine (ATM) operations, as well as data storage more secure and prevent other banking sector risks, will begin to be built in November by Portuguese construction company Teixeira Duarte, and it is scheduled for completion in February 2010.

ON presenting the new centre, Matos said that it was an investment that could be recovered by creation of additional capacity, based on the institution’s sales or rentals, in order to drive the business.

According to Matos, studies that have already been carried out showed that there was a market in Angola for the business of data centre hosting and consequently the economic viability of the project.

The centre will be built on an area of 1,250 square metres, will have a total usable area for servers of 300 square metres, 8KVA of electric voltage, 30 cubic metres of fuel reserves, 20 cubic metres of water, 400 KW of refrigeration power and a 60 metre-high communications tower. (macauhub)