NTT launches its Cyberjaya 6 data center in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia September 6, 2022
- Plans to invest over US$50 million for its new data center
- Wll cater to hyperscalers, enterprises to accelerate digitalisation
NTT Ltd announced the commencement of its sixth data center construction in Cyberjaya shortly after the completion of its fifth data center (CBJ5) in 2021.
In a statement, the IT infrastructure and services company said it plans to initially invest over US$50 million (RM224.5 million) for the new data center known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6).
This complements CBJ5 which covers just under 20 000 sq metre with a total facility load of 22MW when combined with CBJ6, it added.
According to NTT, the facility will cater to hyperscalers and high-end enterprises to accelerate digital transformation across industries in Malaysia as the nation ushers in the new digital era.
With its global reach alongside local operational expertise, the firm said its data centers have provided businesses in Malaysia with access to a wide portfolio of ICT solutions to support digital growth and needs, being the first company to receive Multimedia Super Corridor status back in 1997.
NTT showed its intent to support Malaysia’s digitalisation during the meeting with the trade and investment mission delegation led by Mohamed Azmin Ali, minister of international trade and industry to Tokyo, Japan.
“Kudos to NTT’s vision of 'NTT Green Innovation toward 2040,' in which the company aims for carbon neutrality for its data centers by FY2030 and for the whole NTT Group by FY2040,” he said
Arham Abdul Rahman, chief executive officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida), said, “The establishment of CBJ6 as part of NTT’s expansion plan is a strong testament to NTT’s confidence in Malaysia’s capability as a regional data center hub.
"We are confident that the company’s efforts will contribute to the country’s goal of becoming a digital nation, helping it achieve a 22.6% GDP boost from the digital economy by 2025.”
Yasuo Suzuki, executive vice president of data center service at NTT, Ltd said, “With this expansion through a new data center launch, NTT will drive business opportunities domestically and also across APAC.
“NTT’s investment will support Malaysia’s digitalisation, and accelerate the growth of our domestic and APAC digital ecosystem."
According to NTT, the optical submarine cable MIST between Malaysia, Singapore, and India which is currently under construction, will enable connectivity between CBJ5 and CBJ6 to further enhance Malaysia’s network connectivity globally and build sustainable socio-economic impact.
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