Fixed telecommunications operator TelOne says the $4 million data centre project is beginning to generate a lot of interest from the corporate world with monthly revenue from the investment now averaging $60 000.

The initiative which is a sub-project of the National Broadband (NBB) project under the $98 million China Exim Bank facility is beginning to attract huge interest from corporates wishing to outsource the data storage services.

The company’s managing director Mrs Chipo Mutasa who stressed the firm’s openness to partnerships said despite the slow start the entity is pleased with the interest that the data centre is generating.

The just ended Data Centre Africa Conference which was held from the 7th to the 9th of this month saw growing calls for the region and Zimbabwe in particular to take seriously the fast growing data centre industry.

Data Centre Africa chairman Dr Dunny Derera described the event as a success adding that going forward there is urgent need to increase investment in data centres and that governments should embrace e-governance.

A data centre is a centralised location where large amounts of data can be collected, stored, processed, distributed and or accessed for use when required.