NTT commences construction of sixth data centre in Cyberjaya
06 Sep 2022
NTT Ltd, an information technology infrastructure and services company, announced on Monday (Sept 5) the commencement of the construction of its sixth data centre (CBJ6) in Cyberjaya. This comes shortly after the completion of its fifth data centre, which was launched in 2021, according to a press statement.
NTT plans to initially invest over US$50 million (RM224.55 million) in the sixth data centre, which is also known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6).
CBJ6 and CBJ5 will have a total facility load of 22MW, spanning a combined 200,000 sq ft. The data centre will cater to hyperscalers and high-end enterprises to accelerate digital transformation across industries in Malaysia.
Information such as the selling price or if the property is for lease to a tenant is still forthcoming.
NTT data centre service executive vice-president Yasuo Suzuki said: “Asia-Pacific is a key growth region for NTT, and Malaysia has a prime position in its strategic investment plans. With this expansion through a new data centre launch, NTT will drive business opportunities domestically and also across Asia-Pacific. The investment will support Malaysia’s digitalisation, and accelerate the growth of the domestic and Asia-Pacific digital ecosystem.”
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said MIDA is honoured that Malaysia is the location of choice for industry leaders like NTT to site their data centres. “The wave of digitalisation is unstoppable. Companies today realise how important it is to harness the immense power of digital technology.
“The establishment of CBJ6 as part of NTT’s expansion plan is a strong testament to NTT’s confidence in Malaysia’s capability as a regional data centre hub. We are confident that NTT’s efforts will contribute to the country’s goal of becoming a digital nation, helping it achieve a 22.6% gross domestic product boost from the digital economy by 2025,” Arham added.
In the statement, Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that his ministry fully supports NTT’s investment plans in Malaysia, and welcomes the development of CBJ6 in Cyberjaya.
“Kudos to NTT’s vision of ‘NTT Green Innovation toward 2040’, in which NTT aims for carbon neutrality for its data centres by FY30 (financial year 2030), and for the whole NTT group by FY40. This is certainly in tandem with Malaysia’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This strategic investment will further support and drive Malaysia’s commitment towards environmental, social and governance values, and advancing green growth as outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan,” Azmin added.
NTT data centres also provide businesses in Malaysia, with access to a wide portfolio of information and communications technology solutions through its global reach alongside local operational expertise.
The statement also highlighted that MIST1, the optical submarine cable between Malaysia, Singapore, and India that is currently under construction, will enable connectivity between CBJ5 and CBJ6. This will enhance Malaysia’s network connectivity globally and build a sustainable socio-economic impact.
Source: The Edge Markets