CtrlS Datacenters, the largest Rated-4 datacenter operator in Asia, has joined forces with National Telecom Public Company (NT), a prominent telecom provider with an extensive international communication network in Thailand.
The collaboration aims to establish a 150-MW datacenter campus at the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in Chonburi, Thailand. This groundbreaking initiative marks CtrlS’ inaugural foray into international markets and their first hyperscale datacenter campus in Thailand.
CtrlS is constructing a hyperscale datacenter campus in Chonburi, designed with a capacity of up to 150 MW. NT will serve as a partner for Network/Connectivity, resulting in a convergence of data center colocation services, cable landing station (CLS), network connectivity hub, and cloud-based services—a holistic approach known as Convergence of DCT (Data Center, CLS & Terrestrial).
The strategic site selection for CtrlS’ datacenter in the EEC provides proximity to submarine cable landing stations for the existing Asia-America Gateway (AAG) cable system and the forthcoming Asia Direct Cable (ADC) cable system, set to launch in the first quarter of the upcoming year. This positioning transforms the datacenter into a pivotal interconnection point equipped with both submarine and terrestrial cable networks, facilitating connections to other data centers and industrial estates.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Chairman of CtrlS Datacenters, expressed the significance of this collaboration in catering to customers’ digital service needs on both domestic and international fronts. He highlighted the datacenter’s ability to address hyperscaler requirements while also serving the high-end IT and compute needs of local enterprises.
Ashish Ahuja, CTO of CtrlS Datacenters, noted the strategic importance of the collaboration with NT in extending submarine cable landing stations into the datacenter. This partnership aims to establish a new Teleport and Point of Interconnection within the facility, enabling seamless connectivity for datacenter customers within the country and across regional markets.
Colonel Sanpachai Huvanandana, President and CEO of NT, highlighted the collaboration’s role in advancing the telecommunications network and fostering digital technology utilization within the Eastern Economic Corridor. The initiative contributes to Thailand’s growth as an attractive economic center and business destination for various technologies.
With this strategic partnership, CtrlS and NT are poised to drive Thailand’s digital infrastructure forward, fostering economic growth, innovation, and connectivity on a regional and global scale.