Philippine and Indonesian telecoms firms Globe Telecom Inc and PT Indosat are reportedly considering selling their respective data centers just days after PLDT was rumored to be looking to offload its own facilities.
Bloomberg reports Globe Telecom – which counts Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. and Filipino conglomerate Ayala Corp. amongst its shareholders – could raise up to $200 million from the sale.
Globe is reportedly working with an adviser on a potential divestment. The company operates at least three data centers in Manilla and one in Davao City. The company recently received $260 million in bank loans from Bank of the Philippine Islands and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company.
Globe has moved much of its core infrastructure to AWS; last year the company said it had migrated “carrier-grade and mission-critical” applications from on-premises data centers to AWS, including contact center operations, customer analytics, network and service assurance systems, infrastructure operations, and monitoring and security tools.
Ooredoo’s Indonesian Unit PT Indosat is also considering a sale of its data center business – comprising three facilities in Jakarta and Jatilihur – which could fetch from $150 million to $200 million, according to Bloomberg. Ooredoo has also been in talks with CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. to combine their Indonesian wireless phone businesses following the sale of its tower unit to DigitalBridge earlier this year.
The news comes just days after rival Filipino telecoms firm PLDT was also rumored to be considering a sale of its data centers. The company is exploring selling its 10 data centers – with a combined capacity of 72MW – for an estimated $500 million. Separately, PLDT is also considering selling its cellphone towers.