NTT, a leading IT infrastructure and services company, has announced plans to construct its sixth data center in Cyberjaya as the Malaysian data center market continues to enjoy strong expansion. With an investment cost of approximately US$50 million, the new data center will be known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6).
CBJ6 will complement CBJ5, which opened in 2021 and covers just under 20 000m2 with a total facility load of 22MW when combined. As Malaysia ushers in the new digital era, the data center, which caters to hyperscalers and high-end corporations, will aid in accelerating digital transformation across industries.
The optical submarine cable MIST, which is now being built between Malaysia, Singapore, and India, will allow connectivity between CBJ5 and CBJ6 to significantly improve Malaysia’s network connectivity internationally and have long-lasting socioeconomic impact. NTT will keep increasing the capacity of its cable.
According to Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), NTT’s confidence in Malaysia’s capacity as a regional data center hub is clearly demonstrated by the establishment of CBJ6 as part of its growth plan.
Datuk Arham believes that NTT’s initiatives will enable the nation to realize its objective of becoming a digital nation and raise its GDP by the digital economy by 22.6% by 2025.
Moreover, for Yasuo Suzuki, Executive Vice President, Data Center Service at NTT Ltd, Malaysia holds a prominent place in NTT’s strategic investment plans because Asia Pacific is one of its core growth regions.
Hence, with this growth through the opening of a new data center, NTT will expand commercial opportunities both within Japan and across APAC. The investment by NTT will help Malaysia become more digital and will hasten the expansion of its regional and domestic digital ecosystem.
NTT has been growing its presence in Malaysia for the past 30 years, using a public-private collaboration to realize the country’s ambition. NTT will continue to be unwavering in its support for developing Malaysia’s technological infrastructure, enhancing the country’s digital ecosystem, and advancing Malaysia’s status as a country driven by technology.