NTT has announced the commencement of its sixth data center construction in Cyberjaya, shortly after the completion of its fifth data center (CBJ5) in 2021.
NTT plans to initially invest over USD$50 million for the new data center known as Cyberjaya 6 (CBJ6). It complements CBJ5 which covers just under 20 000 m2 with a total facility load of 22MW when combined with CBJ6.
The facility will cater to hyperscalers and high-end enterprises to accelerate digital transformation across industries in Malaysia as the nation ushers in the new digital era.
With its global reach alongside local operational expertise, NTT’s data centers provide businesses in Malaysia with access to a wide portfolio of ICT solutions to support digital growth and needs, being the first company to receive Multimedia Super Corridor status back in 1997.
NTT showed its intent to support Malaysia’s digitalization during the meeting with the Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) delegation led by YB. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to Tokyo, Japan.
“MITI fully supports NTT’s investment plans in Malaysia and welcomes this latest move to develop a new data center and network infrastructure in Cyberjaya," says Dato’ Seri Azmin.
"Kudos to NTT’s vision of “NTT Green Innovation toward 2040”, in which NTT aims for carbon neutrality for its data centers by FY2030 and for the whole NTT Group by FY2040. This is certainly in tandem with Malaysia’s commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. This strategic investment will further support and drive Malaysia’s commitment towards ESG values and advancing green growth as outlined in the Twelfth Malaysian Plan," he says.
“The wave of digitalization is unstoppable. Companies today realize how important it is to harness the immense power of digital technology," adds Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
"We are honoured that Malaysia is the location of choice for industry leaders like NTT, to site their data centers. The establishment of CBJ6 as part of NTT’s expansion plan is a strong testament to NTT’s confidence in Malaysia’s capability as a regional data center hub.
"We are confident that NTT’s efforts will contribute to the country’s goal of becoming a digital nation, helping it achieve a 22.6% GDP boost from the digital economy by 2025."
Yasuo Suzuki, Executive Vice President, Data Center Service at NTT Ltd, says Asia Pacific is a key growth region for NTT, and Malaysia has a prime position in its strategic investment plans.
"With this expansion through a new data center launch, NTT will drive business opportunities domestically and also across APAC. NTT’s investment will support Malaysia’s digitalization, and accelerate the growth of our domestic and APAC digital ecosystem," he says.
The optical submarine cable MIST between Malaysia, Singapore, and India which is currently under construction, will enable connectivity between CBJ5 and CBJ6 to further enhance Malaysia’s network connectivity globally and build sustainable socio-economic impact. NTT will continue to expand its cable capacity.
Over the past 30 years, NTT has been expanding its footprint in Malaysia, making the nation’s vision a reality through public-private partnership. Moving forward, NTT will remain steadfast in its support for building Malaysia’s technological infrastructure, contributing towards the nation’s digital ecosystem and continually improving Malaysia’s position as a digitally-driven nation.