Global Switch Collaborates with Time dotCom to Extend Reach to Indochina

Global Switch Collaborates with Time dotCom to Extend Reach to Indochina

Release date: 09.07.2024

Global Switch customers will now have access via Time’s A-Grid Network traversing Malaysia to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam

Singapore, 09 July 2024 – Global Switch, a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud-neutral data centres in Asia-Pacific and Europe, is pleased to announce a strategic co-operation with TIME dotCom Berhad (Time), a leading telecommunications service provider in Malaysia and a key player in the Southeast Asian region. This strategic co-operation will empower enterprise, hyper-scale and generative AI customers looking for seamless connectivity in the Southeast Asian region, thereby expanding their reach and potential.

Global Switch 2 Tai Seng is a point of presence for Time’s Cross Peninsular Cable System (CPCS) and ASEAN-Grid (A-Grid) network that connects Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Time’s CPCS and A-Grid networks, spanning over 4,000 kilometres across five countries, are a testament to their commitment to providing high-capacity, resilient, and low-latency connections. This, coupled with Global Switch Tai Seng’s connectivity ecosystem, a world-class interconnection hub with direct access to multiple submarine cable systems, major international and local telecommunications companies, internet exchanges and cloud on ramps, will assure customers of Global Switch the ability to meet the growing demand for data exchange and digital trade in the region.

Global Switch’s Managing Director for Singapore, Terrence Teo said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Time to improve the connectivity landscape in the region. Our data centre’s strategic location and robust connectivity ecosystem, supported by diverse infrastructure, make it an ideal primary gateway for international connectivity. By hosting Time’s CPCS point of presence in our Tai Seng data centre, we will further enhance Singapore’s position as a connectivity hub, enabling all other data centre customers and cable landing stations in Singapore as an alternative option to connect directly to data centres in Malaysia and Thailand.”

Time’s EVP of Wholesale, Ganesh Sivasamboo commented, “We are confident that this collaboration, with our combined expertise and infrastructure, will deliver unparalleled connectivity solutions to customers, including hyper-scalers, enterprises and generative AI companies looking to expand in Southeast Asia. Time’s presence in strategic cities has uniquely positioned our A-Grid network as a bridge into the region via a secure and high availability network for seamless interconnectivity and a scalable network design to cater to evolving business needs.”


About Global Switch

Global Switch is a leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale, carrier and cloud-neutral, multi-customer data centres in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Founded in 1988, Global Switch has a proven business model, demonstrable track record and is one of the highest credit rated data centre companies in the world with investment grade credit ratings from Fitch, Moody’s and S&P Global Ratings. Global Switch is a vital strategic partner for customers that require secure and resilient data centre services with scalable capacity and high-level customer service. The Company’s focus is on providing high power density suitable for HPC and AI deployments with both air and liquid-cooled optionality, as well as highly resilient, central, low-latency, network-dense environments in prime city centre locations and internet hubs close to its customers on the edge of financial and business districts. Global Switch’s data centres operate exclusively in the Tier I markets of Europe and Asia-Pacific to Tier III or higher and currently total around 428,000 sq m (4,600,000 sq ft) of floor space and are occupied by a broad range of customers, global and national, large and small including government organisations, financial institutions, enterprises, global systems integrators, telecommunication carriers, cloud and managed service providers and other hosting businesses.

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About Time dotCom

Time is a telecommunications provider that delivers domestic and global connectivity, data centre, cloud computing and managed services to customers across Southeast Asia. Powering Time’s business are its fibre optic network assets that span Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia – countries in which it has established operational presence. Time’s network extends beyond the region to deliver international connectivity via its stakes in numerous submarine cable systems across the globe. Time is headquartered in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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