NTT, a leading IT infrastructure and services company, has announced the commencement of its sixth data centre construction in Cyberjaya, shortly after the completion of its fifth data centre (CBJ5) in 2021.
NTT plans to invest over USD$50 million for the new data centre known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6). It complements CBJ5 which covers just under 20,000 metres square with a total facility load of 22MW when combined with CBJ6.
The facility will cater to hyperscalers and high-end enterprises to accelerate Digital Transformation across industries in Malaysia as the nation ushers in the new digital era. With its global reach alongside local operational expertise, NTT’s data centres provide businesses in Malaysia with access to a wide portfolio of ICT solutions to support digital growth and needs.
NTT showed its intent to support Malaysia’s digitalisation during the meeting with the Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) delegation led by Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to Tokyo, Japan.
He said: “MITI welcomes NTT’s move to develop a new data centre and network infrastructure in Cyberjaya and expresses willingness to support NTT’s investment activities,” said Dato Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. “I am encouraged by NTT’s vision of ‘NTT Green Innovation toward 2040’, in which NTT aims for carbon neutrality for its data centres by FY2030 and for the whole NTT Group by FY2040.
“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 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) values and advancing green growth as outlined in the Twelfth Malaysian Plan (12MP).”
Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), said: “The wave of digitalisation is unstoppable. Companies today realise how important it is to harness the immense power of digital technology. We are honoured that Malaysia is the location of choice for industry leaders like NTT, to site their data centres.
“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% GDP boost from the digital economy by 2025.”
“Asia-Pacific is a key growth region for NTT and Malaysia has a prime position in its strategic investment plans,” said Yasuo Suzuki, Executive Vice President, Data Centre Service at NTT. “With this expansion through a new data centre launch, NTT will drive business opportunities domestically and also across APAC. NTT’s investment will support Malaysia’s digitalisation and accelerate the growth of our domestic and APAC digital ecosystem.”
The optical submarine cable MIST1 between Malaysia, Singapore and India which is currently under construction, will enable connectivity between CBJ5 and CBJ6 to further enhance Malaysia’s network connectivity globally and build sustainable socio-economic impact. NTT will continue to expand its cable capacity.Click below to share this article