STT GDC builds its largest data centre in the Philippines

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) Philippines, a joint venture between telecom Globe, Ayala group and Singapore-based STT GDC is expanding its footprint in Asia with the development of its largest and most interconnected carrier-neutral data centre in the Philippines.      

The data centre campus also marks STT GDC’s single largest data centre project development to date across its global portfolio.

Carlo Malana, CEO of STT GDC Philippines, said that with the Philippine digital industry set to grow at a projected CAGR of 20% through 2030, they are seeing rapidly growing demand for high-quality colocation services in the country as both cloud service providers and enterprises continually expand their business platforms to meet consumers’ evolving demand for low-latency digital services.

“We are confident that we will be able to capture new demand while helping our customers meet their own sustainability ambitions with this new and differentiated data centre capacity,” said Malana. “This also presents an opportunity to nurture local talent in digital and green skills that will be much needed in the future.”

Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu said STT GDC’s new facility will be an important addition in the data centre space in the country, where the market is underserved. 

“This will provide crucial support for the growing digital industry not just in the country but also in the region, and will set a new standard of environment-friendly data centres in the Philippines,” said Cu.

The new data centre campus, STT Fairview, will comprise over 83,000 square metres of gross floor area across four buildings, offering a development potential of 124 megawatts of IT load capacity once fully built out. 

The facility is strategically positioned within Quezon City in the National Capital Region (NCR), with access to nearby substations, as well as critical telecommunications, transportation links, and logistics, business and industry hubs. 

This new data centre campus will cater to both hyperscalers and enterprises, providing flexible and scalable low-latency colocation options that are also sustainably built and operated. 

STT Fairview will include ready network connections to STT Makati, also in NCR and one of the most interconnected data centres in the Philippines, providing customers of the new data centre campus immediate access to a selection of local and international network service providers, internet exchanges and submarine cable systems.

“The Philippine data centre colocation market is poised for growth with a five-year CAGR of 25% through 2027 and hyperscale demand is on the uptrend,” said Lionel Yeo, STT GDC’s CEO in Southeast Asia. “This is an opportune moment to support the Philippines’ digital growth agenda with core data centre infrastructure that is the linchpin of a digital society.”

STT GDC Philippines already operates five data centres with a total IT capacity of 22 MW, with more than 95% of its power coming from renewable energy sources.