Um Telecom secures funding for Pernambuco’s first Tier III data center

Um Telecom, a B2B operator focused on Brazil’s Northeast region, has secured R$41 million (US$7.5 million) in financing from Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). This funding will support the deployment of the first Tier III data center in the State of Pernambuco.

Located in the state capital of Recife, the facility, once operational, will offer ample space for other companies to join an ecosystem enabling digital services such as cloud computing, 5G, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things.

Spanning more than 150 racks, this data center represents a significant milestone as the first large-capacity Tier III facility in Pernambuco. Currently, Brazil boasts 87 Tier III facilities, primarily concentrated in the Southeast region, with only a few in the Northeast—three in Fortaleza and one in João Pessoa.

BNDES President Aloizio Mercadante emphasizes the importance of digital infrastructure for the Northeast’s development, highlighting both its renewable energy component and its role in regional progress. He says: “BNDES is aware of this regional opportunity for the northeastern company Um Telecom, which will operate partly with solar energy, and will sell services to companies in different segments, including large global technology companies.”

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