Flexenclosure has received a multi-million dollar eCentre data centre order for Globe Telecom in the Philippines. The facility will be deployed on the southern island of Mindanao.
Prefabrication of the eCentre has commenced at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing plant in Sweden, where it will also be tested before being shipped to the Philippines for construction on site. It is expected to be commissioned and fully operational early in the third quarter of this year.
Flexenclosure has teamed up with Orissa Wicomm, to deliver the new facility, with Manila-based Orissa providing system integration and ongoing support once it is operational.
“We are committed to delivering market-leading services to our customers; on the network infrastructure side, this means flexible, modular and low cost,” said Gil Genio, chief technology and information officer/chief strategy officer of Globe Telecom. “Our new data centre in Mindanao is part of our network build to ramp up capacity and provide innovative services to our growing broadband, enterprise and consumer market segments. It employs this modular architecture that allows us to rapidly add infrastructure with growth."
Momentum in Asia Pacific
The project is Flexenclosure’s first in the Philippines and adds to a fast-growing list of deployments in emerging markets in around the world. The Asia Pacific region in particular has shown significant growth, with Flexenclosure expanding its footprint with recent orders in Australia and a number of Pacific island nations. The company also has a strong and long-standing presence in the Myanmar telecom site power system market.
“With new projects in Australia, Palau, Samoa, Fiji, and Myanmar, 2017 was a year of major expansion for us in Asia Pacific,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “This latest project with Globe Telecom and Orissa Wicomm in the Philippines marks the start of what we expect will be another year of significant growth in the region.”
Orissa Wicomm is already a major player in the Philippines telecommunications market – offering nationwide service coverage – and is a perfect partner for this project.
“From Day 1 we have established a very close and collaborative working relationship with Flexenclosure,” said Ruben Kamalaruben, Acting COO, Orissa Wicomm. “With our complimentary capabilities and our focus on providing only the best solutions for our customers, we look forward to delivering more projects together in the Philippines.”