Telehouse Canada’s First Data Centres Open in Toronto

Telehouse Canada: Three data centres open in Toronto
Global data centre leader Telehouse Canada expands its carrier ecosystem to accelerate Canada’s digital economy, with three new sites in Toronto

Colocation data centre service provider Telehouse Canada has opened its first three data centres in Toronto, marking Telehouse Canada’s plans to expand Canada’s carrier ecosystem and its facilities, in order to widen Canada’s digital transformation and the rollout of high-speed internet across the country. 

Telehouse Canada’s three new carrier-neutral data centres are a nerve centre of Canadian telecommunications and a central meeting point for internet service providers (ISPs), application service providers (ASPs) and Canada’s largest telecommunication carrier networks. 

Expanding Canada’s digital infrastructure with Telehouse data centres

Based in Europe, Telehouse is a major carrier-neutral colocation, information and communications technology services provider. The Telehouse family of data centres currently provide services across 45 data centres in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific, which was how they made the cut for our Top 10: Data Centre Companies in the World 2024

The company continues to expand its global presence and data centre innovation, such as exploring data centre solutions, like heat recycling. 

Telehouse is a leading global data centre service provider under KDDI group, a Fortune 500 company and one of Japan’s leading telecommunications service providers which aims to build smart infrastructures using IoT technology. 

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In Canada, 50% of all carriers, service providers and content providers have a presence at Telehouse Canada’s data centres. 

Through its three new facilities, Telehouse Canada will connect different networks and providers together, allowing Canadians’ to experience the digital world.

Satoshi Adachi, President and CEO of Telehouse Canada said that he and his team recognise the importance of these data centres to Canada’s digital infrastructure and hope the company can assist in expanding Canada’s technology leadership. 

“We are the first global leader with specialised data centre expertise to own and operate these facilities and we’re bringing more than three decades of experience helping organisations grow,” said Satoshi. “We’re well-equipped to help accelerate Canada’s digital economy and support Canadian businesses as they scale their digital operations and look to reach new global markets.”

Demand for advanced connectivity services is growing rapidly in Canada due to:
  • The transition to 5G
  • The spread of IoT technology
  • The Canadian government’s Connectivity Strategy, which will extend high-speed Internet access to all Canadians by 2030.

Telehouse Canada plans to meet growing demand by upgrading facilities, expanding capacity and exploring opportunities to grow its Canadian presence.

Furthermore, Telehouse Canada’s commitment to carrier-neutrality means organisations have the flexibility to partner with network providers which best suit their needs to minimise costs and maximise performance. 

“Ultimately, our goal is to significantly expand the size of this diverse ecosystem by fostering a supportive and collaborative partnership environment,” added Satoshi.

The data centre market and carbon neutrality

The official launch comes after Telehouse and KDDI signed an agreement to acquire the three Toronto data centres, back in June 2023. Now fully operational, the enhanced carrier-neutral data centres provide more than 30MW of IT load. 

In an interview with Data Centre magazine, Manabu Takagi, General Manager of KDDI Telehouse, Global Data Center Business, told us more about KDDI Telehouse’s approach to sustainability.

“We understand that sustainability - and especially achieving carbon neutrality - is a major initiative for our customers and the data centre market as a whole. KDDI Telehouse has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and we’re working on achieving 50% by 2030 against a 2019 baseline”.

Read the full interview here.

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