The Spanish telecommunications provider Aire Networks has announced plans to build a data center in Toledo.
The new facility is located in the town of Talavera de la Reina in the Toledo region in the center of the country.
The project has already laid the foundation stone and the first construction phase of 600 m² should be completed before the end of the year. The facility could reach more than 4,000 m² if fully developed.
At a press conference, the company said it would invest 1.3 million euros in the project and the “Strengthening the digital map of Castilla La Mancha” initiative. In addition to hosting local businesses, the facility will also serve local government.
Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Juan Alfonso Ruiz Molina, said the facility was “another milestone in the regional government’s digital strategy”.
Talavera de la Reina Mayoress Tita García Élez said the announcement was “a very important day” for the city as “the foundations for changing the production model are laid” and the announcement shows the potential for public-private collaboration Out of town.
Aire has data centers in Alicante, Cádiz, Valencia and Zaragoza and offers colocation services from other facilities. The Portuguese telecommunications company AR Telecom was recently acquired.
A Version of this story appeared in our Spanish edition.