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A S I T E S E L E C T I O N I N V E S T M E N T P R O F I L E : M A L A Y S I A ' S D A T A C E N T R E S E C T O R JULY 2015 11 Regional Hub Status Clearly Within Reach b y M A R K A R E N D m a r k . a r e n d @ s i t e s e l e c t i o n . c o m alaysia's progress on the road to becoming a regional data centre hub is rapidly gaining momentum. Four recent developments illustrate this. First, Malaysia's cloud services and data centre industry sector revenue grew 26 percent in 2014 to 795 million ringgit (US$212 million) from RM630 million ($168 million) in 2013. Exports grew from 7 percent to 18 percent. Key industry sectors that contributed to the industry revenue include the federal government (29 percent), banking and fnancial (19 percent), and content and technology (17 percent). The government also reported growth in high-value data centre services, such as managed services, that accounts for 50 percent of the total revenue, a 20-percent increase from 2013. "We are targeting the industry to grow by 15 percent, to RM915 million M Sectors succeed when industry and government are on the same page. INVESTMENT PROFILE: MALAYSIA'S DATA CENTRE SECTOR Also shown on page 13, NTT MSC in 2014 launched its fourth state-of-the-art Rimba Digital 2 – Global Solution Center & Malaysia Cyberjaya 4 Data Center, NTT MSC's fourth data centre in Malaysia.

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