菲律宾电信商PLDT出售数据中心 交易额达5亿美元 - Philippine telecom company PLDT sells data center for US$500 million
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据悉，有消息披露，菲律宾电信运营商PLDT正在计划出售数据中心，并就此与摩根大通集团（JPMorgan Chase & Co.）进行合作。
It is reported that news has revealed that the Philippine telecom operator PLDT is planning to sell data centers and is cooperating with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in this regard.
Currently, PLDT has nearly 10 data centers with a total capacity of 72MW. Like other telecom operators, PLDT has been spending a lot of time and energy to expand its data center space, because this will greatly optimize connection performance and provide its users with a better experience. However, the current transaction will also have meaning for PLDT. After selling it to a service provider with strong influence in the market, PLDT can reduce continuous expenses to solve the company’s debt problem and focus more on its core business.
Hong Kong IDC Xintianyu also learned that if the transaction is concluded, the final transaction volume may be as high as 500 million US dollars, which is equivalent to more than 3.2 billion yuan.
It is very common for telecom operators to sell data center assets. Since the beginning of this year, Hong Kong telecom company PCCW has determined to sell data center business with a transaction value of US$750 million. According to Xintianyu Interconnection, the current emerging strategy of telecom operators has shifted to focus on stripping off non-core and potentially declining businesses, focusing more on core businesses, and pursuing the growing cloud market.
In view of the continuous reorganization of IT infrastructure and the migration to the cloud, it is often difficult for telecom operators to predict their data center needs. In addition, the proliferation of partnerships is pushing software beyond the boundaries of IT. Similarly, cloud platform providers bear a large amount of IT workload. The resulting uncertainty about their future data center requirements means that telecom operators need flexible data center capacity, which is easier to obtain if they rent it when and where they need it instead of owning the infrastructure.
In the past period of time, some telecom operators, especially in Europe and the United States, have successfully sold their data center business, so it is also believed that most operators can benefit from such a divestiture.