Philippine telco PLDT is planning to develop a 12th data center in the country.

During his keynote presentation at the W. Media Philippines Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2023 last week, ePLDT president & CEO Victor S. Genuino said the company was planning a new 100MW facility.

PLDT Tower in Manila, the Philippines
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Details on location, specifications, or development timelines weren’t shared.

“We want to be able to help the Philippines be the next hyperscaler hub of Asia while continuing to support the digital transformation journey of different sectors locally. That’s why we’ve been investing heavily in our ecosystem to ensure that our data centers will be a crucial enabler of the country’s digital economy,” said Genuino.

“Historically, data centers have played a silent yet fundamental role in the digital agenda, most especially in the Philippines. But things are changing now. Governments and enterprises are now seeing the integral role that this industry takes on to secure our digital future,” he added.

PLDT’s ePLDT/Vitro data center unit currently maintains more than 6,000 racks across 10 data centers. Last year the company announced plans to expand its existing portfolio by 3,000 racks.

PLDT is currently working on its 11th data center – a 100MW facility outside Manila in Santa Rosa – which broke ground in March. The initial 14MW phase is set to go live in early 2024.