Sunday, October 5, 2008

NTT Com Buys APTT for Hong Kong Data Center

NTT Com Asia Ltd. has acquired APT Satellite Telecommunications Limited (APTT) in Hong Kong, aiming to expand the company's Tai Po Data Center, one of the largest in Hong Kong. NTT Com Asia purchased APTT for approximately HK$161 million from its former owners Skywork Corporation (55%) and Singasat Pte Limited (45%).

The NTT Com Group has been offering data center services in Hong Kong since 2001, with dedicated leased space from the Tai Po Data Center as one of its offerings. Tai Po is a Tier 3-equivalent facility capable of concurrently maintaining infrastructure without a single point of failure. For risk diversification, the facility uses infrastructure created with the networks of multiple telecommunication carriers to realize completely redundant systems for commercial power supply, air conditioning, uninterrupted power supply (UPS), and power generation and distribution.

Outside of Japan, the NTT Com Group operates data centers, including premium-level facilities, in 27 cities of Asia-Pacific, North and South America and Europe.