China Mobile International Limited (CMI) recently launched the construction of its Singapore data center. The facility will be the second self-built data center in Asia Pacific after Hong Kong Global Network Center (GNC) and will also become one of the most significant network hub outside Mainland China.
CMI currently owns the resources of three APAC submarine cable systems, the SJC, APG and SJC2, as well as Asia to Europe cable system SMW5, which will be landing in Singapore. CMI will continue to expand its investment of submarine cable systems in Singapore, planning at least four other new submarine cable projects connecting with Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, America and Oceania.
CMI’s data center located in Singapore will coordinate with its other overseas data centers, together with its extensive global network resources to provide high speed connecting services including IPLC, IP Transit, voice, roaming, cloud computing and other one-stop communication solutions to global customers and partners.
Located in Singapore Dacheng Industrial Park, CMI’s latest data center has a gross area of 7,330 sqm and a construction area of 15,174 sqm, with a total number of 2,100 racks.
The data center will be equipped with cutting-edge high technology facilities such as low energy consumption batteries, new modular UPS devices, DC and AC power supply, dual piping design supporting CRAC cooling systems and water cooling systems. It is designed and operated according to the standards of international Tier III+ data center, achieving high efficiency, capabilities and scalability, and to become a world-class international communication hub.
Dr. Li Feng, Chairman and CEO of CMI, said “Singapore is the world’s economic, financial and shipping center in the world. It is also an important fulcrum of the “One Belt One Road” initiative. CMI Singapore Data Center, being the first CMI overseas data center commencement of construction, marks the kickoff of CMI’s global Data Center deployment.
“The opening of Singapore Data Center will combine the resources of submarine cable systems to strengthen core competitiveness of the infrastructures and facilitate the rapid development of connectivity, cloud computing, and CDN products. The launch of Singapore Data Center responds to the enormous network demands of customers in Singapore and Asia-Pacific, thus supporting its development on Data Economy in the new era.”
CMI is committed to provide quality network connection services to China Mobile and its customers worldwide and adopts a global deployment strategy in terms of cable systems, POPs and data centers.
The scalable development has successfully positioned CMI among other top-ranking and internationally leading operators in Asia Pacific. Up to now, CMI has more than 40 terrestrial and submarine cable resources in the world, with a total international transmission bandwidth of over 27T; a total of 138 POPs, covering 60 countries and 91 hotspot cities worldwide.
Taking Hong Kong as a starting point, CMI significantly accelerates core IDC development globally, enabling a strong network for cloudification of data center. With the landing of the data center in Singapore, CMI will fully leverage its own GNC synergies and will achieve efficient convergence and agility of international traffic, providing global access to our customers with large bandwidth connectivity.