ST Telemedia GDC Receives 2023 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award in Southeast Asian Data Center Services

Recognized for its innovative solutions, rapid market expansion, and customer-centric approach, STT GDC is driving the region’s digital transformation.

Singapore-based STT GDC has been honored with the 2023 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for its exceptional performance in the Southeast Asian (SEA) data center services industry. The award recognizes STT GDC’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled data center solutions, rapid time-to-market, and seamless customer experiences. By continuously innovating and tailoring its services to meet evolving client needs, STT GDC has solidified its position as a formidable regional service provider.

The prestigious accolade highlights STT GDC’s impressive competitive strategy in an industry driven by increasing customer demand. The company has strategically expanded into new markets through valuable partnerships. Recently, STT GDC announced its largest and most interconnected carrier-neutral data center project to date in the Philippines, as part of a joint venture with Globe Telecom and Ayala Corporation. This development underscores STT GDC’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for data center services in the region. Furthermore, the company operates in major economic hubs across Asia and Europe, including Singapore, China, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines.

STT GDC’s expansion strategy has been instrumental in sustaining its remarkable growth, combining global expertise with local know-how through strategic alliances. The company continues to explore potential new markets to expand its customer base and capitalize on emerging market opportunities, aiming to become one of Southeast Asia’s leading providers of data center colocation services.

Nishchal Khorana, Vice President & Global Program Leader of ICT at Frost & Sullivan, praised STT GDC’s investments in expanding its data center presence in Southeast Asia, which have solidified its market position and fueled its growth.

To further enhance its offerings and address evolving customer demands, STT GDC has outlined plans to decarbonize its data center operations by leveraging carbon-free energy sources. The company is actively exploring emerging technologies, such as clean hydrogen and artificial intelligence, to optimize energy consumption and improve data center operations.

Additionally, STT GDC is committed to achieving global green building certifications, staying abreast of environmental trends, and striving for carbon-neutral data center operations by 2030. In pursuit of this goal, the company’s research and development team continuously evaluates emerging technologies to drive operational efficiency, implement water usage efficiency programs, reduce costs, deliver a seamless client experience, and make progress towards its carbon-neutral objective.

Rubini Kamal, Best Practices Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, commended STT GDC’s strategic focus on sustainability, highlighting the company’s efforts to address the environmental impact and high energy consumption associated with data centers. These sustainability initiatives align with the carbon reduction commitments made by STT GDC’s customers.

Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive Officer, Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, expressed his delight at receiving the 2023 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. Yeo emphasized the company’s dedication to driving technological advancement through innovation, enabling scalable, secure, and world-class data center solutions and services that contribute to Southeast Asia’s aspirations for a smarter and more sustainable digital future.

The Competitive Strategy Leadership Award is presented annually by Frost & Sullivan to companies that leverage competitive intelligence to successfully execute strategies, resulting in increased market share, a strong brand position, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development in various regional and global markets. Industry analysts evaluate market participants through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify and acknowledge best practices within the industry.