BDx In the News: TMT Finance Highlights BDx’s APAC Expansion

**This article originally appeared in TMT Finance on July 20, 2022, by Yedda Wang

BDx is turning heads and making headlines for the connectivity opportunities they’re creating in the highly sought-after Asia-Pacific region. BDx was recently prominently featured in TMT Finance, an organization that provides intelligence and comprehensive analysis related to the telecom and digital infrastructure space, after announcing its launch in Indonesia. 

Braham Singh, CEO of BDx, had an in-depth conversation with TMT Finance about the launch of BDx, Indonesia, a US $300M joint venture agreement with PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison or IOH) and PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta. Singh discussed how the joint venture will significantly enhance connectivity offerings for enterprises and hyperscalers in the emerging Indonesian market. 

In June, BDx Indonesia took over operations of four existing data centers in highly sought-after locations in and around the capital city of Jakarta. BDx Indonesia has already begun the process of modernizing and expanding the existing facilities. In the coming years, the company will develop new projects, which will enhance capacity to 70MW in the country by 2023.

Singh is quoted in the article talking about how the vast opportunities for both BDx and its customers drove the decision to move into Indonesia.

“Indonesia is a ‘goldilocks zone’ where everything is right, location and culture wise. It is surprisingly open to overseas investment. It also has a large population of young and educated people who are digital natives. So, we have to come (to Indonesia),” said Singh. 

Continued APAC Data Center Expansion 

Singh had a candid conversation with TMT Finance about its future plans to serve new key APAC markets, saying that Malaysia and Taiwan are attractive options. While he declined to comment on any acquisition plans for Malaysia, Singh explained part of the appeal to TMT Finance.

“The enterprise sector is relatively small compared to Indonesia or the Philippines, however, it is a good hinterland or expansion ground from Singapore. You can’t keep building data centers in Singapore, so it is a very beneficial spillover into Malaysia and Indonesia.”

Singh also discussed BDx’s plans to reach 355MW of total capacity by 2025 through a combination of new facilities and expansions to existing facilities across Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Indonesia. 

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