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EdgeConneX has announced it has partnered with Aboitiz InfraCapital (AIC) to develop a network of hyperscale data centers across the Philippines.

Aboitiz InfraCapital is the infrastructure arm of the Aboitiz Group, one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates.

In a statement, EdgeConneX said that the first two data centers focus on the Metro Manila area, with a connectivity-focused facility adjacent to the local internet exchange and a secondary hyperscale campus facility also located in the greater Manila area.

The partnership will look to tap AIC’s land bank of 1,400 hectares of prime industrial real estate and AboitizPower’s diversified renewable energy capacity, which the company aims to triple by 2030.

“There is great excitement about the partnership and the incredible market opportunity the partnership enables,” said Cosette Canilao, Aboitiz InfraCapital President and CEO. “The Philippines is underserved and seeing high domestic data demand growth relative to Southeast Asia. Our market size, favorable demographics, and proliferation of subsea cables make the Philippines an ideal destination for data center investments. We also have access to prime real estate in both city centers, such as Manila, as well as emerging economic hubs like Batangas. We’re thrilled to have a premier global data center partner in EdgeConneX.”

CEO of EdgeConneX, Randy Brouckman, meanwhile, said, “In AIC, we have the ideal partner in the Philippines.”

He added, “They possess the local assets and expertise required to build out critical digital infrastructure that can best support our customers across the entire country. We look forward to investing in the digital economy of the Philippines and meeting our customers’ needs throughout the region. They complement our capabilities required to successfully capture this market opportunity.”

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