Robi Axiata Subsidiary Launch New Data Centre in Bangladesh

Axentec PLC, a subsidiary of Robi Axiata Ltd, launches “Cypher” - the country’s first prefabricated Tier IV commercial colocation data centre

Designed to elevate Bangladesh’s digital infrastructure, the new data centre Cypher will aim to bring cutting-edge technology to the forefront of the country’s digital efforts.

Designed by Axentec PLC, a subsidiary of Robi Axiata Limited, this is Bangladesh’s premier data centre as it will operate to ensure robust reliability, security and efficiency in the rapidly evolving landscape of digital transformation.

This news comes at a time where plenty of countries across South Asia are experiencing a boost within their respective data centre industries. This includes India, which has recently seen a huge wave of data centre investments on account of artificial intelligence (AI).

Powering the future of data centres

Cypher is strategically located in Jashore’s safest seismic zone and covers more than 16,500 square feet, featuring industry-leading equipment. Additionally, Cypher will offer 2N redundancy and fault tolerance power backup systems, as well as advanced cooling mechanisms to ensure that the data centre will run with optimal performance and reliability.

Cooling solutions have already been highlighted as a potentially transformative solution for key industries, including the telco sector, due to its ability to reduce energy consumption and lower costs.

With the data centre colocation market predicted to reach US$279.1bn by 2034, there is a greater need for companies to ensure that their operations are as sustainable as possible to prevent draining local resources.

The Cypher data centre aims to offer an unparalleled uptime guarantee of 99.995%, with the highest-grade security measures such as biometric access control and site surveillance to safeguard against both physical and cyber threats. Additionally, the data centre is also set to offer operational excellence and holds a Tier-IV certification.

Designed to empower businesses with a secure, reliable and scalable colocation platform, Cypher will facilitate seamless adaptation and expansion without compromising performance.

Speaking on the new facility, Md Adil Hossain Noble, MD and CEO of Axentec PLC, says, “Cypher is a cornerstone in Bangladesh's smart infrastructure landscape. Leveraging on the vast experience in managing large-scale data centre operations, Cypher is all set to redefine standards in smart data management and contribute significantly to the country's technological advancement.”

Offering a range of digital services, Axentec PLC’s operations are designed to offer maximum network transformation for its customers. In addition to cloud and smart IoT services, the company is also positioned to provide data and analytics to help businesses develop and act upon their sustainability strategies.

Creating a digital hub in Bangladesh

Axentec PLC only recently commenced operations in the country of Bangladesh, having announced plans to provide high-tech digital solutions to customers in January 2024.

As a newly launched subsidiary of Robi Axiata Ltd, the company is planning to establish itself as a leading IT solutions and services provider in the country. It will work to deploy a range of advanced digital solutions such as cloud services, data centres, AI, blockchain and cybersecurity services, all to help streamline business operations.

By expanding its services into Bangladesh, the company highlights that it is ready to address digital transformation challenges and help the nation to progress further in its technology advances.

“Today's launch of Cypher marks a momentous stride in our journey to be at the forefront of Bangladesh's smart evolution,” says CEO and MD of Robi Axiata, Rajeev Sethi. “It reaffirms Robi's commitment to spearheading technological advancements.”

He added: “Backed by Robi's industry leadership, Axentec PLC is perfectly poised to pioneering technological solutions that propel the nation towards a future of unmatched digital possibilities.”

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