NTT opens second Thai data centre

NTT opens second Thai data centre

Tetsuya Shoji, president and chief executive of NTT Communications Corporation in Japan, speaks at the launch of a new data centre. (Photo supplied by the company)
Tetsuya Shoji, president and chief executive of NTT Communications Corporation in Japan, speaks at the launch of a new data centre. (Photo supplied by the company)

NTT Communications (Thailand), the local operating unit of the Tokyo-based information and communication technology firm, has added a second data centre facility in Thailand to capitalise on the fast-growing data centre and cloud computing markets.

The 1.1-billion-baht data centre is the company's third-largest in Asean after Singapore and Malaysia.

"The data centre service is a new growth engine for NTT, thanks to rapid adoption of the technology by enterprises moving towards digital transformation and the increasing volume of digital information," said Tetsuya Shoji, president and chief executive of NTT Communications Corporation in Japan.

NTT Corporation has 150 data centres globally with a total of 380,000 square metres.

In this fiscal year, Mr Shoji said the group planned to build an additional nine data centres in Indonesia, India, Europe and the US through both acquisitions and constructing its own facilities.

NTT Communications (Thailand) has set up a subsidiary, Digital Port Asia Ltd, to operate the second data centre facility.

Located in Amata City Industrial Estate in Chonburi, Nexcentre is the largest data centre in Thailand to date, said Mr Shoji.

Its first data centre is located in Bangkok.

"Thailand is a business centre in the Mekong area, accommodating the Asean Economic Community," said Mr Shoji.

As NTT has data centres across the world, he said the company could provide seamless services globally serving multinational companies in multiple locations.

The group also has 900 cybersecurity experts to monitor global cyberattacks and protect customer data, said Mr Shoji.

Suthipat Lueprasert, chief technology of Digital Port Asia, said the Nexcentre data centre has four stories covering 5,000 sq m to support 1,400 computer racks.

Digital Port Asia expects to generate revenue of 1.2 billion baht within three years, targeting the telecommunications, financial service, real estate and manufacturing sectors, he said.

The company expects the second data centre to reach full capacity within five to seven years.

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