KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — NTT Ltd, an information technology 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.
The company plans to initially invest over US$50 million (US$1=RM4.49) in the new data centre known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6).
It complements CBJ5 which covers just under 20,000 square metres with a total facility load of 22 megawatts when combined with CBJ6.
Data centre service executive vice-president Yasuo Suzuki said Asia Pacific (APAC) 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 APAC.
“NTT’s investment will support Malaysia’s digitalisation and accelerate the growth of our domestic and APAC digital ecosystem,” he said in a joint statement between NTT and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) today.
MIDA chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said the agency is honoured as 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 per cent gross domestic product boost from the digital economy by 2025,” he said.
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 information and communications technology solutions to support digital growth and needs, being the first company to receive Multimedia Super Corridor status back in 1997.
“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 socioeconomic impact,” the statement said.
NTT showed its intent to support Malaysia’s digitalisation efforts during a meeting with Senior Minister and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali during his trade and investment mission to Tokyo in May this year.