06 November 2017

Keppel Data Centres and Singapore Internet Exchange partner to enhance Internet Peering connectivity in Singapore

Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd. (KDCH), a 70-30 joint venture company between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation and Keppel Land, has partnered with the Singapore Internet Exchange Ltd. (SGIX) to enhance network connectivity in Singapore. Under the terms outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two parties, SGIX has set up its point of presence (PoP) within Keppel DC Singapore 1 in Northeast Singapore.

This partnership increases SGIX Internet peering points in Singapore to four, boosting its service coverage across the country. Customers of Keppel Data Centres that connect to SGIX stand to enjoy reduced latency and lower operating costs from the streamlining of Internet connections. They will also benefit from the high-speed extensive global interconnectivity afforded by the international and regional services providers that are currently peered with SGIX. The peering platform in Keppel DC Singapore 1 was completed in October 2017.

Mr. Patrick Scodeller, Chairman of SGIX said, "The objective of SGIX is to promote efficient interconnectivity for the Internet in Singapore by providing a carrier-neutral peering point for Internet traffic exchange. As SGIX has grown rapidly in tandem with the ever increasing demand for higher bandwidth and better performance, we are consistently seeking new opportunities to expand our service coverage across the country. Through this partnership with Keppel Data Centres, SGIX will add value to Keppel's existing suite of data centre services while increasing the overall membership base for SGIX."

Mr Wong Wai Meng, CEO of Keppel Data Centres, said, "Keppel Data Centres has been developing top-tier, investment-grade data centre facilities for more than a decade now. We understand that speed, accessibility and resiliency of connections are priorities for many of our valued customers as businesses shift to the cloud. We are pleased to partner with SGIX and continuously value-add to our next-generation data centre service offerings in support of Singapore's Smart Nation push."

In pursuit of achieving Singapore's Smart Nation vision, the upgrading of hosting services and delivery of next-generation data centres were identified as key areas of ICT development by the Info-communications Media Development Authority in 2016. These include colocation, virtualised hosting as well as high-capacity software-defined networks, among others1.

The above mentioned transaction is not expected to have any material impact on the net tangible assets or earnings per share of Keppel T&T for the current financial year.


1 Info-communications Media Development Authority. (28 November 2016). Investing in ICT for Smart Nation growth. 




For further information, please contact:

Keppel Group:

Media Relations

Ang Lai Lee (Mr)
Assistant General Manager
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6427
Email: lailee.ang@kepcorp.com

Investor Relations

Tang Yi Bing (Ms)
Assistant Manager
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6474
Email: yibing.tang@kepcorp.com

Singapore Internet Exchange Ltd:

Jeff Chan
General Manager
Singapore Internet Exchange Limited
Tel: (65) 3159 1360
Email: jeffchan@sgix.sg

About Singapore Internet Exchange Ltd

Incorporated and established in by key players from the Infocomm industry and supported by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), SGIX is an Open and Neutral Internet exchange in Singapore that offers Internet peering service to companies that aim to provide fast and cost-effective Internet services to their business partner and end-users. These companies include Global and Domestic Carrier, Internet Service Provider, Content / Social Media, Video Streaming, Cloud, CDN, Gaming Provider, among many others.

About Keppel Data Centres Holding Pte Ltd

Keppel Data Centres Holding was formed in January 2011 as a 70-30 joint venture company between Keppel T&T and Keppel Land to consolidate their data centre assets and position the business for further growth. The company currently manages and operates a gross floor area of more than 648,500 sq ft in data centre, business continuity and disaster recovery centre space in Singapore.

About Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T), is a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, a leading company listed on the Main Board of the SGX-ST with core businesses in offshore and marine, property, infrastructure and investments. Keppel T&T is also listed on the Main Board of SGX-ST with logistics and data centre operations in Europe and Asia-Pacific. In Singapore, wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Logistics has more than 40 years of experience in offering customised integrated logistics solutions. It currently also operates logistics facilities with advanced IT infrastructure in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.

Keppel Data Centres, Keppel T&T's data centre division has a track record of more than a decade in owning, developing and managing high quality carrier-neutral data centre facilities that support mission-critical computer systems. Keppel T&T is also the sponsor of Keppel DC REIT, the first data centre Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listed in Asia and on the SGX-ST. Together with assets owned through Keppel DC REIT, Keppel T&T has a global portfolio of 18 data centres located in key data centre hubs across Asia Pacific and Europe.

About Keppel Land Limited

Keppel Land, a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, is recognised for its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties, as well as high standards of corporate governance and transparency.

The Company is geographically diversified in Asia, with Singapore and China as its core markets, as well as Vietnam and Indonesia as its growth markets.

Keppel Land is Asia's premier home developer, with a pipeline of more than 60,000 homes in Singapore and overseas. The Company is also a leading prime office developer in Singapore, contributing to enhancing the city's skyline with landmark developments such as Marina Bay Financial Centre, Ocean Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay. Keppel Land is committed to grow its commercial portfolio in key Asian cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin in China, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia, Yangon in Myanmar and Manila in the Philippines.