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NTT launches its Cyberjaya 6 data center in Malaysia

NTT , a leading IT infrastructure and services company , 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 invest over US $ 50 million for the new data center known as Cyberjaya 6 ( CBJ6 ). It complements CBJ5 which covers just under 20,000 meters square 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 . further support and drive Malaysia ’ s commitment towards Environment , Social and Governance ( ESG ) values and advancing green growth as outlined in the Twelfth Malaysian Plan ( 12MP ).”
Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman , Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Investment Development Authority ( MIDA ), said : “ The wave of digitalization is unstoppable . Companies today realize how important it is to harness the immense power of digital technology . We are honored 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 , said : “ 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 .”
The optical submarine cable MIST1 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 . p
NTT showed its intent to support Malaysia ’ s digitalization during the meeting with the Trade and Investment Mission ( TIM ) delegation led by Dato ’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali , Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry ( MITI ) to Tokyo , Japan .
He said : “ MITI welcomes NTT ’ s move to develop a new data center and network infrastructure in Cyberjaya and expresses willingness to support NTT ’ s investment activities ,” said Dato Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali . “ I am encouraged by 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
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