Telia Lithuania to invest $1.13 in construction of 3rd data center

The operator Telia Lithuania purchased a two hectare land plot near Vilnius as the site for a new data center.

This will be the largest data center in the country, according to its plans, and the company will invest $11 million in its construction. It took over the rights of ownership for the plot at the start of 2022 and plans to put contracts for design and construction out to tender shortly.

“A significant increase in the need for IT services for businesses and public sector organizations during the pandemic has become a part of a new, digital economy, which in turn led to our decision to build a new, modern and sustainable data center,” says Daniel Karpovic, Head of Enterprise at Telia Lietuva.

He added: “Having connected three data centers located in different parts of Vilnius into a single infrastructure, we will gain an even greater competitive advantage and will be able to offer our customers unique IT solutions and even more security. Moreover, the Raisteniškės data center will be modular, so we will be able to expand its capacity in the future, thus balancing the activities of other data centers,”.

A company doesn’t have to adapt to existing conditions when its making a greenfield investment, which is considered an important advantage. Therefore, it will be able to decide on the best methods for ensuring both the physical security of data and equipment, the reliability of the services provided and the sustainability of the data center.

The Telia Co. AB unit bought a two-hectare plot of land near Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, for the planned data center, said a press release from the provider of integrated telecommunication, IT, and TV services to residents and businesses of the Baltic country.

It is worth mentioning that the data centre in Raisteniskes, will be connected to the other two Telia Lietuva data centers in Vilnius. This process leads to creating the largest data center infrastructure in the Baltic States.

Growth in sales of Telia Lietuva IT services by more than 20 percent for several consecutive years imposed the need for such a decision.