IoT Data Centres invests $120M in Darwin facility

Melbourne-based IoT Data Centres is to open a new US$77 million facility in Australia’s Northern Territory, due to be operational by early 2021.

The Tier 3 uptime institute certified data centre will be delivered in fully operational stages.

Part of a wider strategy for IoT Data Centres (IOTDC), the firm is in the process of building a further 10 facilities across Australia, with a reported immediate investment of AUD$12 million. 


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In terms of Australia’s digital infrastructure, there is hope this will form the first step in developing the NT as a central data and comms hub for Australia, connecting the country’s east and west coasts, along with SE Asia.

In a statement, IOTDC said: “The proposed IOT Data Centre project has the potential to advance the Territory’s goal of being a digital leader in the region through the development of a highly secure, high speed terabit network.

“By bringing investment from outside of the Territory, IOTDC is delivering an internationally recognised capability and preparing the region for inevitable demand which comes from better integration with the large international consumer markets in the region and new requirements to service emerging technology industries,” the company added.

The new capabilities will support the development of smart cities, enable jobs growth and accelerate “positive economic development” – much needed in the state due to fluctuations in the strength of local resource-based industries.

Further, according to IOTDC, the new data centre will also make the NT one of the “first locations in the world” to see an infrastructure upgrade to meet the additional capacity demand created by Covid-19.

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