KDDI to invest USD243m to ramp up global data centres

14 Mar 2008

KDDI Corp, Japan’s second largest phone company by subscribers, plans to invest JPY25 billion (USD243 million) between 2008 and 2010 to set up data centres in the UK, France and Singapore as it looks to ramp up its global data network. KDDI already operates data centres in the UK, France, China, Hong Kong and the US and is considering plans to build hubs in eastern European countries such as Russia and Poland, and in Asia (India and Vietnam). The expansion plan will increase the square footage at its data centres by 50% by March 2011, KDDI said.

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