NEXT DC to build new data centre in Darwin

Australia’s leading data centre provider NEXT DC has purchased land in Darwin, Australia to build a new data centre called D1

Australia’s leading data centre provider NEXT DC has today announced it has purchased land in the city of Darwin to construct a new data centre. The new facility, called D1, as well as Mission Critical Operations centre in the Darwin CBD, aims to allow NEXT DC to further expand its digital infrastructure platform.

NEXT DC CEO, Craig Scroggie, said: “We are honoured to have been selected by the Northern Territory Government as its strategic partner to work together to continue to strengthen the Territory’s digital industry."

NEXT DC to work in collaboration with Australia’s Northern Territory Government 


The data centre provider says it will work in partnership with the Northern Territory Government to support its vision to establish the territory as Northern Australia’s leading digital economy and Australia’s digital gateway to Asia.

“This digital infrastructure development represents an important investment for the NT, that will further support and accelerate the growth of the northern digital gateway in Australia,” he added. 

Michael Gunner, Chief Minister of NT, said: “We’re excited to work with NEXT DC to build this world-class data centre in Darwin. We want to make the Territory a hub for digital industries and investment, and now we can look forward to building infrastructure that will create new jobs and opportunities, which will support local tradies.”

Telecommunications company Vocus will provide high-capacity connectivity to D1 on its Terabit Territory fibre network, as well as being an anchor tenant in the facility. D1 will also support Vocus’ in-progress fibre infrastructure deployments in Australia’s north, including the Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore Cable system and the Project Horizon fibre between Darwin and Perth via Port Hedland.

More information on this strategic partnership and future digital infrastructure development plans for Darwin will be announced next month, NEXT DC said in a statement. 





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