T-Mobile has announced that it will be building a new carrier-neutral data centre in Prague, Czech Republic.

The new facility, which will offer 3,000 square metres of floor space for client infrastructure, is set for launch in the first half of next year. According to T-Mobile Czech Republic, it is already receiving its first applications for services.

The data centre, named DC7, is expected to be the most advanced of its kind in the Czech Republic. Petr Jerabek, director of B2B Marketing at T-Mobile commented that the centre would be the best offering in the national data centre market.

Jerabek noted that the build is to meet growing requirements and demand for computing capacity from the Czech Republic IT market, as well as from neighbouring areas. With increasing sovereignty rules across Europe, the facility also hopes to provide a compliant hosting location.

The Tier III data centre will span an approximate 9,000 square metres, with 3,000 square metres dedicated to client IT space.

According to T-Mobile, the design will be modular and split into three separate zones; administrative, technological and customer IT space. As such the client infrastructure will be kept at distance from the data centre equipment, such as air conditioning, fire extinguishers, UPS and other technologies.

Robert Vavra, director of network operations and IT at T-Mobile explained that the zoning format will help to increase both physical and technological security, only allowing access to those authorised in each zone.

T-Mobile Czech Republic, is part of the global Deutsche Telekom group, and has operated in the region for more than 20 years. It now has over six million mobile customers in the country, as well as enterprise customers for its telecommunications services, and ICT solutions. The company provides a range of high-speed network offerings and innovations across many areas of technology.