UK-based colocation provider Telehouse is expanding its footprint in the Southeast Asian market, with plans to open a new data centre facility in Bangkok, Thailand.
The new site, known as Telehouse Bangkok, is expected to be finished and launched during the second quarter of 2023. Telehouse and its Japanese parent company KDDI are working together on the 9,000 square metre facility, which will claim power capacity of 9.5 megavolt amperes (MVA).
The data centre will be located in the Rama 9 business district, near the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), the proposed facility will be close to local carrier network facility locations, enabling customers to optimise their networks more efficiently, the company said. “Telehouse Bangkok will be the first data centre of its kind in Bangkok and will come at a time when we expect the data centre market in the country to see robust growth owing to the boom in the digital economy, supported by the Thai government’s exciting Industry 4.0 transformation plan,” said Kenichi Miyashita, Telehouse Thailand managing director.
The new data centre will be the first in the market to offer four separate routes for fibre access and that it will also provide redundant power supply, with two substations. “Telehouse Bangkok aims to provide the best environment for all the internet-related customers, such as cloud service providers, content providers, telecoms and ISPs [internet service providers], to connect with one another with minimal latency,” stated Miyashita.
“Telehouse Bangkok is a sign of our commitment to help drive the digitisation of Thailand and lift the data centre standard in the region,” he added. Telehouse Bangkok will be the its third data centre facility in Southeast Asia, in addition to its existing sites in Singapore and Vietnam, and it will be among more than 45 Telehouse data centres worldwide.
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In 2021, Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, said that plans to set up a new data centre in Thailand to assist local enterprises in their digital innovation journey. The data centres will serve as intelligence backbones to support the nations’ digital economies, and businesses on their journey to transform and innovate.
Similarly, data centre service provider ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Thailand) has announced the official opening of STT Bangkok 1. This will be the first carrier-neutral hyperscale data centre in Bangkok built to global standards.