Princeton Digital Group to unveil a new $150 million Data Centre in Indonesia

Singapore-based Princeton Digital Group (PDG), plans to come up with a greenfield development in Jakarta, as part of its plan to expand its footprint in Indonesia.

The new 22MW data center, to be named Jakarta Cibitung 2 (JC2), is being built within the same 19,550m 2 campus that houses PDG’s existing data center JC1. This expanded campus of 35MW is well-poised to serve global cloud companies, domestic internet companies and enterprises with unmatched scalability, connectivity and reliability.

The greater Jakarta area is experiencing increasing adoption of cloud-based services, among consumers, businesses and government. Indonesia is also home to some of the fastest-growing start-up companies in South East Asia.

“The Asia Pacific region is set to be the largest data centre market in the world, and this announcement underscores our vision to be the market leader in this region,” said Rangu Salgame, Chairman and CEO of Princeton Digital Group.

“Over the last four years, through our unique three-pronged strategy of acquisitions, carve-outs and greenfield development, we’ve built a strong portfolio of data centres across key Asian markets such as China, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Japan. PDG has become a partner of choice for hyperscalers across multiple countries, according to industry watchers. PDG’s growth in Indonesia demonstrates our continued ability to expand rapidly in markets that matter to our customers.

“Jakarta is an exciting market, Cibitung being the pre-eminent cloud cluster in the region. With the expanded campus, PDG has become a significant player in the Indonesian market. With the explosive economic growth and rapid digitalisation by both government and private sectors in Indonesia, the market is core to PDG’s strategy,” pointed out Stephanus Tumbelaka, PDG’s Managing Director of Indonesia.

One of Asia’s leading data centre provider has 19 data centers across 5 countries and PDG has built this footprint in less than 4 years since its inception. The company recently announced an investment of USD 1 billion to open a 100 MW flagship data centre campus in Japan.

According to Structure Research, the Jakarta data centre colocation market is still developing, and the sector is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 23.7 per cent through 2025.

Preferred Destination for DCs

A slew of recent developments point to Indonesia becoming a preferred destination for hyperscalers. In June, Digital Edge, which is backed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, acquired a controlling interest in one of the leading digital infrastructure service providers in Indonesia, PT Indointernet Tbk, with a USD 165 million investment.

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Additionally, other companies such as Tencent, ST Telemedia are also in Indonesia. In June, UK’s Pure Data Centres and Australian logistics firm LOGOS announced a strategic partnership to develop a hyperscale data centre in Jakarta.


Further, around twenty data centre operators are looking at the possibility of launching operations in a technological park on Indonesia’s Batam island.

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From a connecticvity point of view, Vocus, an Australian specialist fibre and network solutions provider earlier this month signed construction contracts for a new $100 million, 1,000 km cable linking the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) to the North West Cable System (NWCS) in Port Hedland.

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