Singtel: Singtel is planning a data center in Johor, Malaysia

Jul 13, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

According to reports, Singtel is considering building a campus for data centers in Malaysia's Johor. Onn Hafiz Ghazi, the Menteri Besar of Johor, announced in a Facebook post this week that the Singaporean telco was seeking to develop a new campus in the Malaysian state following discussions with the company during a state visit. No additional information was provided, and the company has not commented.

Singtel operates approximately ten data centers in Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong, including the 570,000-square-foot DC West facility in Singapore. In October 2021, Singtel announced its intention to establish a new Southeast Asia-focused data center company, commencing with a Thai joint venture with Gulf Energy and AIS, joining the partnership in early 2022. In addition, Singtel is constructing a 51MW data center in Indonesia in collaboration with Telkom and Medco Power.

The company has previously stated that it will increase its capacity in Singapore by constructing a 40MW facility in Tuas, close to the Tuas cable landing station. The Indonesian and Singaporean data centers are anticipated to launch in 2025. SeaWeMe-3, -4, -5, and -6, the Asia Link Cable System (ALC), and the SAFE cable are among Singtel's subsea cable investments.

As part of its ongoing restructuring, the company has recently separated its infrastructure assets into a single entity.