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BANGKOK (NNT) – Two Japan-based data center providers have made substantial investments totaling $164 million (5.5 billion baht) in Thailand to capitalize on the increasing demand for digital transformation and cloud computing.
According to a report, Telehouse has recently opened its first data center in Thailand with an investment of $74 million, while NTT Global Data Centers Corporation has invested 3 billion baht to develop its largest data center in Thailand, which is set to begin operations in the second half of 2024.
An attractive destination for global cloud and data center providers
Thailand has become an attractive destination for global cloud and data center providers looking to expand their presence. Companies such as Tencent Cloud, Huawei, NTT, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud have already invested in the country.
Telehouse’s new data center in Bangkok aims to be an internet hub where multiple telecommunication carriers and service providers can interconnect and exchange data traffic domestically and internationally. With over 10 partners, the facility supports the ecosystem of “interconnection” in the data center.
NTT’s investment will result in the development of a significant data center named BKK3. Located in the Amata City Chonburi industrial estate on the Eastern Economic Corridor, BKK3 will provide a maximum IT capacity of 12 megawatts across approximately 4,000 square meters of IT space. The infrastructure will cater to hyperscalers and enterprises, contributing to Thailand’s digital economy growth.
NTT Group’s “Green Innovation” vision
The new data centers are also part of NTT Group’s “Green Innovation” vision, focusing on achieving net-zero emissions by 2040. They will adopt sustainable practices and green energy to support Thailand’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
This investment in Thailand highlights two key factors that make the country an attractive destination for cloud and data center providers: strong demand for digital transformation and cloud computing, and a supportive regulatory environment.
Digital Economy and Society strategy
Since the Thai government launched its Digital Economy and Society strategy in 2016, the country has seen significant growth in the demand for digital services. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend, with more businesses and consumers turning to digital platforms to stay connected and access services remotely.
In addition to the strong demand for digital services, Thailand also offers a supportive environment for cloud and data center providers in terms of policies and regulations. The government has implemented measures to support the growth of the digital economy, including providing tax incentives and streamlining permit processes for data centers.
Overall, Thailand’s favorable business environment, combined with its growing demand for digital services, makes it an attractive destination for cloud and data center providers looking to expand in the Asia-Pacific region.
Information and Source
- Reporter : Krajangwit Johjit
- Rewriter : Tarin Angskul
- National News Bureau : http://thainews.prd.go.th