April 2015 | Issue 40
 
ST Telemedia Expands Data Centre Footprint with Singapore Flagship    
 
   
 
ST Telemedia marked another milestone in our plan to build a high quality, state-of-the-art flagship data centre in Singapore. Strategically located in close proximity to mature data centre clusters, the 150,000 square feet carrier-neutral facility will be built according to the highest Tier III industry standards and critical certifications such as LEED and BCA-IDA Green Mark.
 
The Singapore flagship data centre is integral to ST Telemedia’s long-term global data centre plan and will provide a crucial presence for our existing data centre investments and assets to tap on the region’s strong data centre demand.   
 

 



 
 





The Singapore flagship will complement the network connectivity and service offerings of our existing data centre assets and drive greater operational and technical synergies, which will translate into a better value proposition for customers. We intend to leverage the combined experience, capabilities and expertise within the ST Telemedia Group to augment our strategy to build a distinctive and sustainable global data centre company with a dynamic business model.
                                                           Mr Sio Tat Hiang, ST Telemedia’s Executive Director



  
 
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