Indonesia’s Telkom deepens footprint in Singapore

  • Telin to build data centre and telco hub in Data Centre Park in Jurong
  • Construction will commence in early 2015, customers on-stream in 2016
Indonesia’s Telkom deepens footprint in Singapore

TELEKOMUNIKASI Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), said it has been awarded the first plot of land at Singapore’s Data Centre Park (DCP) by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) for the development of a data centre and telecommunications hub.
 
The new facility on the 8,000 sq metre plot of land facility will strengthen Telin Singapore’s infrastructure to support PT Telkom Indonesia’s regional growth and its international network expansion, Telin Singapore said in a statement.
 
Construction of the 20,000 sq metre purpose-built data centre facility will start in 2015, with the centre expected to start supporting its customers in the fourth quarter of 2016.
 
“[The] Telin Singapore Data Centre and Telecommunication Hub is an important and strategic investment that the Telkom Group has undertaken,” said Telin Singapore chief executive officer Septika N. Widyasrini.
 
“This … investment will help to propel Telkom Group to embrace its future growth strategy through borderless communication and virtualisation of services.
 
“We are very pleased and honoured to be the first company in Singapore to obtain this land allocation via the Singapore Government’s Data Centre Park initiative,” he added.
 
To boost speed and provide low latency connectivity between Indonesia and Singapore, the Telin Data Centre and Telecommunication Hub will be connected directly to Indonesia via its wholly-owned submarine cable systems.
 
These cable systems offer global connectivity to Asia, the United States and Europe.
 
In support of the 2014 Singapore Green Data Centre Technology Roadmap, the Telin Data Centre will be designed to be technologically sustainable and energy efficient. It will adopt a multi-tier design, which enables flexibility and modularity to meet future requirements of the customers, the company said.
 
The design of the Telin data centre allows for lower development and maintenance costs, and is expected to be certified to meet Tier-III and Tier-IV by the Uptime Institute, an independent consulting and research company for the enterprise data centre industry.
 
The data centre will also incorporate an energy efficient cooling system, Telin Singapore said.
 
“In our vision to build the world’s first Smart Nation, data centres are an important infrastructure that supports our growing digital economy, which includes the hosting of mission-critical operations and enabling activities such as cloud computing and data analytics,” said Khoong Hock Yun, assistant chief executive of the Development Group at the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and chairman of the Data Centre Park Implementation Committee.
 
“IDA, in collaboration with EDB [the Singapore Economic Development Board] and JTC, has established that data centres also serve as important telecommunications and Internet traffic aggregation nodes, thereby enhancing connectivity within and to Singapore,” he added.
 
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