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DITO eyes to build hyperscale data facility in PH

DITO CME Holdings Corp., the parent company of China-backed DITO Telecommunity, is looking into developing a hyperscale data center in the country, one of its officials bared.

“We have been in talks with about three foreign interested partners,” DITO CME president and director Ernesto R. Alberto told BusinessWorld. “We are continuing discussions with foreign partners that will allow us to look at a business model to tap into the hyperscalers, because this will determine the viability of our investment to lure these big locators to the country,” he added.

He furthered that DITO CME is waiting for the right timing for the company to make its next big move, noting that they have the “local expertise” to maximize an opportunity.

“There is… opportunity, not only by telcos but also standalone technology companies that are moving away from Hong Kong because they have over-invested there, such as Google and Amazon — particularly US companies — for reasons we already know, and they are looking at the Philippines, amongst many other countries, for data center space. That’s under discussions today,” Alberto said.

Last April, DITO Telecommunity and Udennal Land broke ground in Clark Global City for the telco’s first data center which is eyed to be a central business district of North and Central Luzon.

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