European mobile device retailer Carphone Warehouse announced in early December that it is building a new Dublin data center.
The $7.5 million Ireland data center is part of a larger $37 million investment to build out the company’s upcoming cellular network. The new facility will help to support the network, with hardware being supplied by German infrastructure vendor Mvneco and Huawei. In order to reduce costs, Carphone Warehouse is relying on radio masts owned by mobile carrier Three under a Mobile Virtual Network Operator agreement.
The new network will provide not only traditional mobile services but advanced Internet of Things connectivity options as well.
“Our plan is to offer a highly innovative, next-generation service that is currently not available in today’s mobile market,” said Peter Scott, managing director for Carphone Warehouse Ireland. “To fully realize this, and to support the massive amounts of data generated by consumer mobile use, we require dependable, future-proof technology.”
Carphone Warehouse is based in the U.K. and has more than 1,700 retail locations across Europe. The company currently operates 91 stores in Ireland alone, which employ more than 700 people. Scott said that the new Dublin data center will create an additional 50 full-time jobs in the area.
Ireland Data Center Market Growing More Popular
Building or leasing facilities in Ireland has grown increasingly favorable for businesses in recent years. The country offers a wide selection of Tier 1 facilities, as well as a network of dark fiber cables with the ability to access major markets on demand.
Enterprises interested in data center sustainability have found Ireland to be an ideal location. The country offers a naturally cool climate which makes free air cooling possible, reducing the need for air conditioning or other means of rack cooling that wastes power.
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