Millicom has announced that its Tigo Business division has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to expand and integrate its managed and professional services into its cloud solutions portfolio in a number of Latin American countries.
Millicom is a provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, providing high-speed broadband and innovation through its Tigo brand.
This collaboration will, it says, allow Tigo Business to offer Amazon cloud services as part of its Tigo Multi-Cloud Managed Services portfolio, facilitating cloud consulting, design, migration, implementation and management for businesses by expert engineers across the region.
The countries involved are Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.
Through the collaboration with AWS, Tigo Business says it seeks to accelerate the digital transformation of all companies in the region, including its more than 300,000 B2B customers, with services such as AWS Direct Connect, which leverages Tigo’s more than 100,000 kilometres of fibre optic in the region; AWS cloud infrastructure; backup to the AWS cloud; disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS); and centralized management.
Professional services will also be offered. They include consulting on migration to the public cloud, cloud solution design, and support managing cloud environments.
As AWS points out, the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies and the cloud; not surprisingly, it says it sees a lot of potential in the markets of Central America, Panama and Colombia.