NTT: NTT announces launch of its Cyberjaya 6 Malaysian data center

Sep 08, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

NTT has announced that it has begun construction on its Cyberjaya 6 data center in Malaysia, with an initial investment of more than $50 million. Set to cater to hyperscalers and high-end enterprises, the facility, when combined with the company's CBJ5 data center, will have a capacity of 22MW.

Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to Tokyo, Japan, expressed that MITI supports the company's investment plans in Malaysia, and praised it for its sustainability and carbon neutrality goals, which outline NTT's commitment to reach carbon neutrality for all its facilities by 2030 and for the whole of NTT Group by 2050. The Minister added that this goal is "in tandem" with Malaysia's own commitment to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Meanwhile, commenting on how this investment is part of a wider trend toward digitalization, 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." Further to this, he said: "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, commented that 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."