TO INVEST $90 MILLION
Data center provider NTT Ltd., has just announced its plan to development a new data center facility in Thailand, with an investment of approx. $90 million (USD), through NTT Global Data Centers Corporation.
Codenamed Bangkok 3 Data Center (BKK3), the new data center facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2024 and is planned to provide a maximum IT capacity of 12MW across approximately 4,000 meter square of IT space when fully built out.
“The economic activity based on the digital infrastructure available in South Asia is changing rapidly. High-quality digital infrastructure is required to support the accelerating digital needs of enterprises,” said Takeshi Kimura, Managing Director for NTT Global Data Centers Holding Asia Pte. Ltd.
“Following the Jakarta 3 Data Center (JKT3) in Indonesia, completed in April 2022, and the Cyberjaya 6 Data Center (CBJ6) in Malaysia, scheduled for completion around middle of 2023, we are pleased to announce plans to offer BKK3 services around the second half of 2024 on a site adjacent to Bangkok 2 Data Center (BKK2). We plan to expand further in this area to create a critical infrastructure platform that supports the growth of Thailand’s digital economy, including the surge in electronic transactions and data consumption.”
Located 57km from Bangkok Central at the Eastern Economic Corridor’s Amata City Chonburi industrial estate, the new facility is expected to feature optimum power efficiency and cost-effectiveness to support high densities of up to 30kW per rack, upon full built, while serving hyperscalers and enterprises.
“Asia Pacific is a key growth region for NTT, and, as Thailand makes progress with digital transformation, the need for infrastructure to handle high volume real-time data transmission becomes increasingly important. We are thrilled to kickstart the construction of BKK3 and be at the forefront of the nation’s digitalization ambitions,” said Sutas Kongdumrongkiat, CEO for NTT Ltd. in Thailand.
Recently, NTT Ltd., also announced the opening of its latest data center in Johannesburg, South Africa, expanding its footprint to Africa. Codenamed Johannesburg 1, the new data center is planned to deliver a load capacity of 12MW with 6,000 square meters of IT space once fully developed.