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Digita Oy announces ‘significant investment’ in its data centre business

Company is a DigitalBridge business since 2018 when the REIT acquired 100% of the capital in the tower operator.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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October 05, 2021 | 2:36 AM BST

Digita Oy announces ‘significant investment’ in its data centre business

Render of Digita Oy’s future data centre in Helsinki. Source: Digita Oy

Finnish independent tower operator Digita Oy has unveiled plans for a “significant investment in its data centre business” in the form of a new facility to be built in Helsinki, Finland.

Set to come online in 2023, the new centre will be located in the immediate vicinity of Digita’s current data centre facilities in the Pasila telecommunications cluster.

All electricity consumed by Digita is produced through wind power in the Nordic countries, and the data centres are connected to the City of Helsinki’s district cooling network.

Digita COO Markus Ala-Hautala, said: “Demand for Digita’s data centre services has remained strong, and we have now decided to expand our business by building new facilities in the Pasila telecommunications cluster. The facilities will be completed in early 2023.

“Our customers appreciate the location of our data centres at the epicentre of data communications, as well as our customer-oriented, reliable and agile way of operating. We are extremely pleased to be able to offer facilities to new operators.”

“In addition to an optimal location, Digita can offer an excellent power supply, sophisticated cooling solutions, and reliable processes. Digita’s maintenance service secures the connections of the data centers in Pasila. We also offer consultancy services for the operation of the equipment.”

Digita is a DigitalBridge (NYSE: DBRG) company since 2018 when the REIT – then known as Digital Colony – acquired 100% of the capital in the tower operator from First State Investments.

Founded in 1999 as a spin-off from national broadcaster Yle, Digita is Finland’s leading TV and radio broadcasting network and the only platform with the ability to reach nearly 100% of the Finnish population.

The company is also Finland’s largest independent tower network owner, providing infrastructure solutions to the country’s largest mobile network operators.

Digita’s tower portfolio includes over 27 high masts and 530 smaller masts.

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