Prominent data center service providers converged last week to officially establish the Thailand Data Centre Council (TDCC) through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The TDCC is a strategic alliance, a first-of-its-kind in Thailand, aimed at catapulting the country's digital infrastructure to unprecedented heights.

The founding members of the Thailand Data Centre Council comprise industry leaders, including AIMS Data Centre, Evolution DC, NTT Global Data Centers Limited, STT GDC Thailand, and Telehouse.

The Thailand Data Centre Council is founded on six fundamental objectives:

  1. Represent Industry Stakeholders: Serve as a representative body for members actively engaged in the data center industry or related sectors.
  2. Regulatory Advocacy: Provide feedback, identify challenges, and propose solutions concerning laws and regulations relevant to the data center industry to the appropriate public authorities.
  3. International Business Expansion: Advocate for and assist members in expanding their data center businesses' potential, facilitating their ability to compete on the global stage.
  4. Professional Development: Foster professional growth among data center entrepreneurs and personnel engaged in the digital industry, aligning with international standards.
  5. Ethical Practices Advocacy: Collaborate with governmental and private entities to advocate for ethical business practices within the Thailand data center industry, aligning these practices with international norms.
  6. Industry Development: Undertake additional activities to bolster the development of Thailand's data center industry or execute tasks as designated by relevant public-sector agencies for the betterment of the industry.

The signing of the MOU represents a significant milestone for the Thailand Data Centre Council. The primary objective of the organization is to promote the data center sector as a mission-critical industry and establish a network of digital infrastructure service providers in Thailand, with a shared vision of propelling the country towards becoming the data center hub of Southeast Asia.

Thailand's strategically advantageous geographic location and supportive digital policies have positioned it as an attractive destination for investments from global digital service providers and data center operators. Statista projects the country's data center market revenue to rise from USD 2.06 billion in 2023 to USD 2.83 billion within five years, positioning the sector as a critical industry for the country.

TDCC's Vision for Thailand's Digital Economy

The council aims to contribute to the long-term development of Thailand's digital economy, establishing and expanding data center service networks in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region by adhering to world-class standards. Open to an alliance of diverse parties, whether from data centers, connectivity providers, or related fields, the Thailand Data Centre Council is committed to supporting and assisting its members in expanding their business potential to compete on the international stage.

Furthermore, the council will actively promote the development of professional skills for entrepreneurs and industry personnel, ensuring they meet international standards. It is dedicated to fostering cooperation and coordination with public and private agencies to promote ethical business operations aligned with international principles.

Members of the Thailand Data Centre Council will have opportunities to provide suggestions, identify challenges, and propose solutions to legal and regulatory issues related to the data center industry to relevant public agencies.