Softbank to build USD350 million data centre

29 Oct 2007

Japanese telecoms and internet access provider Softbank Corp plans to spend JPY40 billion (USD350 million) to launch a new data centre in south-western Japan, reports the Nikkei business daily. The company is eyeing the move as a means of taking a slice of the country’s burgeoning outsourcing market. Softbank hopes to launch operations at the data centre in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, in October 2008. It will build two additional facilities, each with a floor space of 3,500 square metres, by early 2009, the Nikkei added.