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Singtel plans Johor Data Center

Singtel is actively exploring the development of a data center campus in Johor, Malaysia. The Menteri Besar of Johor, Onn Hafiz Ghazi, announced this news via his Facebook post this week. According to the post, Singtel expressed its interest in creating a new campus in the Malaysian state. The discussions took place during a state visit with the company. Onn Hafiz Ghazi added that Singtel is eager to establish a data center that utilizes the latest technology, promotes sustainability, and incorporates green technology in Johor.

The telco has not provided any further information.

Singtel Data Centers around the world

Singtel has an existing portfolio of approximately 10 data centers across Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong. Among them is the DC West facility in Singapore, which spans an impressive 570,000 square feet.

In October 2021, Singtel made an announcement about its plans to establish a data center company with a focus on Southeast Asia. This endeavor commenced with a joint venture in Thailand alongside Gulf Energy. AIS joined the partnership in early 2022. Additionally, Singtel is collaborating with Telkom and Medco Power to develop a 51MW data center in Indonesia. These ventures are expected to be operational by 2025.

Singtel has also made investments in subsea cables, including SeaWeMe-3, -4, -5, and -6, as well as the Asia Link Cable System (ALC) and SAFE cable. In short, these investments strengthen the company’s connectivity infrastructure.

As part of an ongoing restructuring process, Singtel recently consolidated its infrastructure assets into a single unit. Overall, this move enables a more streamlined approach to managing its infrastructure operations.

Johor, situated just north of Singapore, has emerged as a flourishing data center market. Companies are turning to Johor to overcome the capacity and building challenges faced in the city-state. Several prominent industry players, such as Equinix, PDG, Bridge DC, AirTrunk, YTL, Keppel, GDS, and Yondr, are all investing in data center facilities within the region.

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