Japan: Data Centre Landscape 2022 to 2026
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There are tenkey subsea fibre cables connecting Japan and two new subsea cable systems are planned from Japan including the following - ADC to be launhced in Q4 2020 and the SJC2 for launch in 2021. Japan has also a series of domestic subsea cable connections around the coast of Japan, including the JIH (Japan Information Highway) cable system, planned as a lower-cost alternative to using terrestrial routes.
Japan has the second largest Data Centre market in the Asia Pacific Region (behind China and just ahead of Australia) served by over twenty Data Centre Providers and just under 100 facilities.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry has announced that it has received interest from more than 100 regional authorities in developing Data Centres in their city, away from the Tokyo & Osaka area – as part of the Ministry’s plan to spread Data Centres across Japan. The regional locations are under review as an alternative to Tokyo as a way of offsetting the dependence on the Tokyo area (with 60 per cent of Data Centre space) and the possibility of earthquake disruption with a need for more resilient infrastructure.