Huawei announced that it plans to construct a third data center in Thailand in 2021. The tech company will spend an estimated US$23 million on the facility. Huawei’s first Thailand data center that is located in the Eastern Economic Corridor has been completed in 2018. Its second data center, finished in 2019, is located in Bangkok.
To turn Thailand into Southeast Asia’s next digital hub
Thailand’s 16 colocation data centers account for only 4% of the total data center space in Southeast Asia. The majority of data centers in Thailand are private-owned. The government recently canceled its plan to build USD 1.23 billion National Data Center. With this announcement, Huawei is planning to turn Thailand into Southeast Asia’s next digital hub.
Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Thailand, said,
“We have our mission, which is to grow in Thailand and contribute to Thailand. Huawei has seen tremendous progress made in the growth of the digital economy in Thailand, starting with Thailand’s 4.0 policy, which reflected the country’s strong ambition to become a digital leader in the region.”
Huawei has been investing in developing next-generation technologies in Thailand, including cloud, 5G, and AI, to support digital transformation. The digital economy is expected to contribute to 30% of Thailand’s GDP by 2030.