TCC Technology (TCCT), Thailand’s biggest data center services company, has teamed with the Internet Initiative Japan Inc (IIJ) to provide cloud services in Thailand.
The joint venture, called Leap Solutions Asia, will be based in Bangkok, Thailand, and have an initial investment of 200 million Baht (US$5.7M). The company will provide full-scale cloud services, and hopes to become the top cloud service provider in the country, bringing Thailand to the forefront of Asian cloud services within three years.
“This collaboration marks an important alliance between TCCT and a Japanese company who not only invests in our country but also shares and transfers their knowledge and experiences of cloud management, research and development (R&D) including experts from different regions worldwide to Thailand,” said Panot Sirivadhanabhakdi, the chairman of TCCT.
“Synergizing with TCCT’s expertise in Thailand’s data center market will result in mutual benefits for both companies, paving the way for the country’s infrastructure service improvements and amplifying competitiveness in this dynamic digital era,” said Panot.
“Thailand is already one of the biggest public cloud markets in the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Networks) and shows great potential for enterprise Cloud services,” said Koichi Maruyama, the chief executive for global business at IIJ. “With this promising background, we are pleased and excited to partner with the TCC group, one of the largest and most powerful conglomerates in Thailand, and to play an important part in developing brand new Cloud services for the Thai market.”
Thailand is ranked among the largest countries in Southeast Asia with a population of 67 million. It is strategically positioned as the gateway into countries that make up the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and possesses infrastructure that is substantially more developed than many of its neighbors.
The Thai government hopes to turn Thailand into a trade hub in the reagion, through the use of information technology (IT). Last year, the data center market got a shot in the arm with the approval of 10.15 billion baht (US$30.8M) in investment by the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI).