Japan's NTT Com expanding data center capacity in Malaysia

CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, NNA - Japan's NTT Communications Corp. has launched a refurbished data center in Malaysia, equipping it with additional facilities and boosting its total capacity by about 40 percent to meet growing demand for internet and cloud computing services in the country.

NTT MSC Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tokyo-based telecom giant, opened the expanded data center in Cyberjaya, a town for innovative start-ups and part of the Multimedia Super Corridor information technology hub near Kuala Lumpur. It did not disclose an investment sum for its fourth data center in Malaysia.

The opening came on the 20th anniversary of the company starting business operations in the Southeast Asian country, following the launch of its third data center in 2012, according to the firm known as NTT Com.

The Cyberjaya center, with a floor space of 13,000 square meters, has added an "integrated operation center" for system support, supervision and maintenance, and a laboratory-cum-exhibition facility.

Ken Deguchi, president of the subsidiary, told NNA that the Japanese company will continue to invest in the future expansion of data center capacity in the town about 40 kilometers south of the capital.

In the past five years, the cloud service and data center sector has seen a 20 percent year-on-year growth in the country, according to NTT Com. Malaysia is positioned as the company's data center hub in the Asia-Pacific region along with Singapore. (NNA/Kyodo)

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