ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Philippines (STT GDC) is building a new data center in Cavite, the Philippines.

Groundbreaking for the new facility was announced this week. STT Cavite 2 will offer 6MW across 4,500 sqm (48,440 sq ft). The two-story facility will be connected to two separate substations.

stt cavite 2 ground break - carlo malana
– Carlo Malana via LinkedIn

Set to go live in mid-2025, the data center will be designed and operated to meet TIA-942 Certification Rated-3.

The facility will be the second on the STT Cavite campus; opened in 2015 in General Trias, Cavite 1 offers 4.8MW across 647 sqm (6,970 sq ft).

“As the Philippines sets its sights on a digital future and rapidly expands its digital capabilities, this forward momentum makes the need for robust digital infrastructure and rich network connectivity even more critical,” said Carlo Malana, president & CEO of STT GDC Philippines.

STT GDC Philippines is a joint venture between Globe, the Ayala Corporation, and Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC). The three companies formed a data center JV last year after Globe carved out its data center business. At the time the new unit was called KarmanEdge, but has since been renamed STT GDC Philippines.

The JV currently operates five data centers with a total IT capacity of 22MW; three in Metro Manila and one each in Cavite and Davao. Another 124MW campus outside Manila is in development.

In June STT GDC Philippines said it would be expanding three existing data centers in Makati, Cavite, and Quezon City by a total of 5.2MW. The Makati expansion was completed last month.

Globe has been operating data centers in the country since 2001 through its wholly-owned subsidiary Innove Communications (formerly Islacom).

Ayala owns around 14 percent of Globe, alongside SingTel's 21 percent stake (owned by Temasek Holdings, which also owns STT GDC) and Asiacomm which owns 54 percent (and itself is owned by Ayala and Singtel).