Philippine telco PLDT has announced plans to build its first hyperscale data centre in the Philippines. The telco neutral facility, which will be Tier -3 certified and Tier 4 ready once operational, will incorporate green technology to enhance sustainability and energy efficiency.
The data centre -to be built in partnership with PLDT’s ICT division- will support the needs of global technology giants and expansion of cloud service providers in the region.
The new facility is in line with the government’s initiatives to make the Philippines a more attractive destination for hyperscalers. PLDT will further enhance its network of data centres to serve the core nodes of hyperscalers’ global network to deliver cloud solutions.
PLDT operates the largest network of data centres in the Philippines.
“This hyperscaler data centre will have more power capacity in one facility versus all our 10 VITRO data centres combined,” said PLDT VP and Head of ICT Business for Enterprise Nico Alcoseba
The PLDT group currently owns a network of 10 globally certified Vitro data centre facilities located across the country, with a total capacity of 72MW and over 9000 racks.