Singapore headquartered data center provider, Digital Edge Ltd., has just announced that it entered into a partnership with Hulic, a Japanese real estate developer, to develop a carrier neutral data center facility in downtown Tokyo, Japan.

Codenamed TYO7, the new facility is to be sited 1 km from Otemachi, the central network hub of Japan, and less than 300m from the company’s existing TYO2 site (formerly known as ComSpace I). Digital Edge also expects that TY07 will serve as a natural extension for its existing TYO2 customers.

“This strategic project is another important step in our journey to build a regional platform and establish a thriving digital ecosystem across Asia. We are pleased to partner with Hulic, a well-respected Tokyo based real estate developer, to leverage their local market knowledge alongside our data center know-how to provide much needed digital infrastructure capacity in the heart of Tokyo,” said Samuel Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Edge.

Located in the Nihonbashi-Kobuna-cho district, the new facility is to be operated under the Digital Edge brand name and is expected to be Ready-for-Service in early 2025, while planning to serve both domestic and international carriers, as well as major enterprise customers.

“As we look towards the future, we are excited to commence our first data center operation and development project at such an important site in Hulic’s history. Digital Edge’s experienced management team with their proven track record in Asia make an ideal partner for us as we establish a foothold in Tokyo’s fast growing data center industry and continue to offer the essential services our customers need to thrive,” said Tadashi Nakajima, Senior Executive Managing Officer at Hulic.

Digital Edge also recently announced that its new 10MW data center in Manila codenamed NARRA1, will be ready for operation from 1st of this month – March, 2023. Marking the company’s entry into the Philippines market, the new data center is planned to be energy and water efficient with PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of < 1.2 and a WUE (Water Usage Effectiveness) of about 1.355.