Singtel is set to expand its regional data centre strategy to Indonesia through a fresh agreement with Telkom, a company it has worked strategically with for over two decades.
The Singapore telco wants to tap into “robust data centre growth” in the Asean region and is particularly focused on the Singapore and Indonesian markets, which “are projected to more than double in size” by 2025.
Singtel’s expansion strategy is partner-led, and it is looking to Telkom to build and acquire data centres” in Indonesia.
"This partnership with Telkom is an important step for our data centre strategy, bringing together the prime assets, expertise and networks of two market leaders in data centre operations in Indonesia and Singapore,” Singtel Group CEO, Yuen Kuan Moon, said in a statement.
“As the largest digital economy in Asean, Indonesia is a strategic data centre market which expands our platform’s footprint to cover the three fastest-growing locations in the region – Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
“The platform will support the digital transformation needs of customers wanting to deploy into Indonesia, and Indonesian businesses looking to grow beyond the country.”
Singtel operates two top-tier data centres in Singapore and intends to bring another facility online in the next three-to-four years in Tuas.
Telkom, meanwhile, has a portfolio of 27 data centres in Indonesia and the region.
Besides Indonesia, Singtel is also keen on the Thai data centre market, signing a joint development agreement with Gulf Energy and Singtel's regional associate AIS in February.
Singtel said this “new joint venture will be launched soon.”