Singtel unveils USD285m data centre investment

15 Oct 2015

Southeast Asia’s biggest telco by subscribers and revenues, Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), has announced plans to build a new USD285 million data centre in Jurong. The firm says its new Tier-3-Plus facility is designed to meet rising demand for cloud-based and colocation services in Singapore, and will comprise a roughly 570,000 square foot, network-ready data centre, supplying secure, high-grade private and colocation data hosting capabilities. Singtel says the new facility will be operational by the third quarter of 2016, taking its total number of data centre assets in the region to 13 – nine in Singapore and two each in Hong Kong and Australia. The Jurong data centre will host a suite of technologies including cloud solutions, smart applications and different platforms for analytics, with Singtel CEO of Group Enterprise Bill Chang, noting: ‘This new data centre is designed to meet the critical hosting needs of the financial services industry, government agencies, and cloud and internet service providers … it enables Singtel to attract and host world-class cloud players in Singapore and position the country as a global hub for cloud computing and innovation.’

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