NTT has detailed its expansion plans in Germany, where the company is developing new data centers at existing campuses in Frankfurt, Berlin, and Bonn.

The company said it was expanding its German footprint by over 40 percent and adding more than 30,000 sqm (323,000 sq ft) of IT space across existing locations within the country.

NTT said Germany was important to the global data center market due to its geographic location, the local tech and startup scene, as well as its fiber connectivity, and the presence of the DE-CIX Internet exchange.

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“As we navigate the new normal, with many organizations adopting a hybrid working model and our digital habits changing, the role of the data center will continue to increase,” said Florian Winkler, CEO, NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers EMEA. “We’re proud to support the foundation of the digital future in Germany.”

In Frankfurt, the company has broken ground on a new 7.3MW building at its Frankfurt 1 facility, which will add 4,300 sqm (46,300 sq ft) of floor space and is set to open in Q2 2022. There are also plans to open two new buildings this year at the Frankfurt 4 facility, each adding 4,700 sqm (50,600 sq ft) of floor space and 6MW of capacity to the campus.

In Berlin, NTT is opening a new 2,500 sqm 26,900 sq ft), 5MW building at Berlin 1 later this year. Two new buildings totaling 10,000 sqm (107,000 sq ft) and 24MW are under construction at Berlin 2, due to open in Q1 2022.

The company has also agreed to construct a build-to-suit data center at its Rhine-Ruhr campus at Bonn that will deliver 4.8MW and 2,620 sqm (28,200 sq ft) of space.

NTT completed work and opened the second building at its Munich 2 campus last year.