Report confirms Asia-Pacific data centre growth

DEVELOPING TELECOMS – Vaughan O’Grady 14 September 2020

Cloud and data centres in the Asia-Pacific region are among the fastest-growing in the world. That’s the finding of a new report from Tariff Consultancy Ltd service Datacentrepricing.

The new report, called The Cloud and Data Centres Markets in the Asia-Pacific, assesses the market landscape for data centres and cloud services in Asia Pacific across eleven countries including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

The report says that the Asia-Pacific region averages a population of 522 per square metre of data centre space, with Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore having much more data centre space per head of population than the rest of Asia.

However, not surprisingly, China remains the second-largest data centre market in the world and is the largest in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for 43 per cent of data centre space in the region (a forecast estimated from the beginning of 2021) with 1.7 million square metres of data centre space forecast. 

While Australia, Japan and Singapore predictably follow China in the list, smaller data centre markets are poised for further growth. The report says that South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam are forecast to have the highest increase.

Tariff Consultancy Ltd (TCL) is a specialist international telecoms research and consultancy firm, which provides a series of Telecoms Tariff Tracker Services for mobile, fixed line and data centre pricing.


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