Singtel, GULF, and AIS have just announced the ground breaking of a new data center facility, located near Bangkok, Thailand, which is to be operated by their joint venture company, GSA Data Center Company Limited (GSA).

Scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2025, the new data center is planned to offer 20MW or more of IT capacity and the use of renewable energy, while expecting to meet the growing need of enterprises and cloud service providers in Thailand and overseas.

“Today’s groundbreaking ceremony marks another milestone in GSA’s data center development and is considered an auspicious occasion to officially start the construction of the GSA data center,” said Mr Ravi Kurmarohita, Chief Executive Officer, GSA Data Center Company Limited.

“This state-of-the-art, high-quality data center is located in a strategic location near Bangkok. It seeks to integrate cutting-edge technology and renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance efficiency in energy management to support sustainable operations. With increasing demand from enterprises, particularly cloud service providers, the company therefore sees a strong growth potential of the data center business in a move towards digital transformation.”

As announced, the joint venture company GSA, capitalizes on the strengths of the three partners – GULF is established in the energy and infrastructure business with a portfolio of green energy projects, Singtel has technological expertise in the development and operation of hyperscale data centers and AIS has local expertise in domestic networks, developing and operating multiple locations of data center facilities in Thailand, while holding equity stakes of 40%, 35%, and 25%, respectively.

“The commencement of the construction phase of our Thai data center marks an exciting milestone for our regional data center strategy, which aims to create the high-quality digital infrastructure needed to address the accelerating digital needs of ASEAN enterprises and cloud service providers, so as to entrench Singtel’s position as a leading regional data center player,” said Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Singtel’s Regional Data Centre Business.

Recently, Bridge Data Centers (BDC) also announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific footprint through the acquisition of a WHA Mega Logistic Centers’ data center in Samut Prakan, Thailand. As announced, the newly acquired data center marks the first BDC facility in Thailand and offers approximately 6,500 square meter floor area.