Equinix invests $42 million in IBX data centre in Mumbai

11 August 2023

To support India’s growing digital economy, which is expected to reach $1 trillion by 2026, Equinix, Inc. has announced an investment of $42 million for its fourth International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Mumbai, called MB4. The new facility will allow local and overseas businesses to expand their digital capability as a foundation to accelerate digital transformation in India.

The Indian data centre industry reached 637MW as of H1 2022 and is expected to reach 1,318MW by 2024. In addition, the Equinix Global Tech Trends Survey 2023 indicates that 85% of IT leaders surveyed in India plan to increase spending on interconnection in the next twelve months. The addition of MB4 will expand Equinix’s digital infrastructure capacity in India to address the rising demand for data center and interconnection services among businesses.

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Converge delivers 1Gbps to NAIA T4

14 July 2023

Converge ICT Solutions says it has rolled out 1Gbps fibre connectivity at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 (NAIA T4) in Manila as part of its Free Wi-Fi project for the benefit of the country’s international and local gateways.

Through the Converge Free Public Wi-Fi, travellers can surf the internet for 120 minutes at speeds of up to 1Gbps. Converge aims to roll out this project in all the terminals of nine Philippines airports.

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Airtel to expand DC business Nxtra into Africa

06 June 2023

Airtel Business plans to expand its data centre business, Nxtra, into Africa.

The company intends to build five data centres on the continent to meet the growing demand for digital services. It intends to rely on the capacities of the 2Africa and Equiano fibre optic submarine cables in which Airtel Business has invested.

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ST Telemedia Global Data Centres announces new site in Philippines

23 May 2023

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (Philippines) (STT GDC Philippines), a joint venture between Globe, Ayala Corporation and ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), has announced that it is expanding its footprint in Asia with the development of its largest and most interconnected carrier-neutral data centre in the Philippines.

This announcement comes as the company celebrates its first anniversary milestone since the formation of the JV. The data centre campus also marks STT GDC’s single largest data centre project development to date across its global portfolio.

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