NTT Invests in Paris to Grow European Data Centre Presence

This expansion in Paris is also part of NTT’s more than US$10bn global investment into data centre growth, which is planned to take place over the next ten years
NTT Ltd. enters the Paris data centre market via an expansion investment agreement for the organisation to grow its data centre presence across Europe

Leading global infrastructure company NTT Ltd., announced in February 2024 that its Global Data Centers division will develop and operate its first data centre campus in the Paris market.

The new campus will support a planned capacity of 84MW of critical IT load across three data centres and will be in close proximity to key digital infrastructure, with power reserved for day one deployment. It will also complete NTT’s footprint in the FLAP Tier 1 markets in Europe and complement its existing presence in Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam.

Paris, France is a well-established key data centre region in Europe and is home to plenty of new data centre facilities developed by leading companies like Digital Realty and Blackstone.

A commitment towards meeting increasing data needs

Demand for data and compute power continues to increase worldwide, in line with the rapid development of new technologies such as AI and cloud-based services. As a result, data centre demand will only continue to increase as businesses seek greater data to power their evolving operations.

Including Paris as part of its global expansion efforts, NTT is aiming to better meet these needs. The organisation has also recently announced new data centre campuses in Virginia, United States, as well as Noida and Chennai in India.

This expansion in Paris is also part of NTT’s more than US$10bn global investment into data centre growth, which is planned to take place over the next ten years. The company has been continually expanding its use of generative AI (Gen AI) to move towards a more decarbonised world - aiming to achieve its Net Zero emissions target across all operations by 2030. This includes sourcing 100% renewable energy.

“Paris is a significant addition to our global offering and an important area in our expansion efforts,” says Doug Adams, CEO and President of  NTT Global Data Centers & Submarine Cable. “We are pleased to continue to add to our existing portfolio and market share in EMEA and enhance our client offerings to include Paris.” 

Europe as a data centre market is now developing very quickly, with the second quarter of 2023 alone having recorded 114MW of take-up across Europe’s leading markets of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin. Plenty of these sites are now being scaled for the new era of digital transformation, with efforts being taken to make practices environmentally-friendly and meet demand in a more sustainable way.

“We will develop our presence in the Paris metro area in close partnership with the local municipalities, partners, and the government,” says Florian Winkler, Chief Executive Officer EMEA and Global Chief Operating Officer at NTT Global Data Centers.

“The addition of Paris builds upon our long-term proven track record of developing and operating in continental Europe and the UK and is a precursor for NTT’s further expansion and growth in both, existing and additional new markets in Europe.” 

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