Japanese telecommunication company NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) have announced the expansion of its Cyberjaya data center in Japan in a bid to provide customers with cloud-based and co-location services. According to the expansion plan, NTT will add latest and furnished resources to their data centers, increasing the current set-up by 40% and increasing the data center space by 140,000 sq.feet.
Cyberjaya, the technology hub located in Malaysia, is an initiative of Multimedia Super Corridor, a special economic and high-density business zone. Built with an aim to accelerate the commercialization of sophisticated technology, the expansion of NTT’s data center is timely according to Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, the chief executive officer of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
Emphasizing this thought, Yasmin said:
NTT MSC is one of our earliest MSC Malaysia status companies and has been operating for more than 20 years here. NTT MSC’s expansion and growth is a testimony to Malaysia’s success in becoming the regional Data Center hub in ASEAN.
According to NTT, the rising adaptability of cloud and mobile penetration in the Malaysian region are responsible for the turn of these events. Yasmin further added :
Reports by the Malaysia Internet Exchange (MyIX) show that Internet traffic in the country is still on a rapid rise. In August 2016, Malaysia recorded the highest Internet traffic in history, with a CAGR of close to 57 percent since 2012.
According to NTT, the expansion has only begun with more plans lined up in the pipeline. Explaining this, Ken Deguchi CEO of NTT said:
The company will continue to invest in the future expansion of data center capacity in the town, which is about 40 km south of the Malaysian capital.
NTT say that the digital economy in Malaysia as a share of the GDP is estimated to grow from 17% in 2015 to 20% in 2020. In closing, they also added that this rise is on track with their target of USD 8 billion for 2020.