Finland-based tower operator Digita is spinning off its data center business into a new company called Digita Data Centers Oy.

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The new independent company will operate as a subsidiary of DigitalBridge-owned Digita. From the company’s recently launched Pieni Paja data center in Pasila, Digital Data Centers Oy will offer colocation, cloud, and connectivity services for enterprise customers.

Markus Ala-Hautala, COO of Digita, said: “Our data center business has evolved significantly, and we believe it holds exceptional growth prospects. Our customers value our data centers’ strategic location within a telecommunications hub, as well as our customer-centric, reliable, and agile approach. The new Pieni Paja data center caters to companies in all customer segments.”

The Pieni Paja is also located next to the Finnish Communication and Internet Exchange, giving access to 22 telecommunications operators. The data center can support up to 10kW per rack and was first announced in 2021, with operations commencing in March of this year.

Juha Syrjänen, director of data center services at Digita, said: “We provide customized data center capacity that aligns precisely with our customers’ requirements for high availability, security, and ecological efficiency. Our data centers benefit from an excellent location with most of the telecom operators present. Additionally, our dedicated team of experienced, security-classified personnel offers top consultancy services, professional customer service, 24/7 service management, maintenance, and specialized tasks supporting the customers.”

Founded in 1999 as a spin-off from national broadcaster Yle, Digita provides digital infrastructure and services to Finland, claiming to be the largest independent owner of telecommunications masts. The company provides services for media companies, consumers, mobile operators, industry, infrastructure companies, and property owners.

French radio services firm TDF Group bought the company from Yle in 2000, and sold it to First State Investments in 2012. DigitalBridge (then Digital Colony) acquired the company from First State in 2018.