DITO Telecommunity Corp. and Udenna Land Inc. on Wednesday broke ground for the construction of DITO Data Center, a state-of-the-art data facility in Clark Global City.
DITO Data Center will rise on the first hectare of the eight-hectare DITO main campus headquarters. The master-planned development includes a fully-equipped network operations center, a serve-call center, a regional center and research and development of DITO.
Once completed, the headquarters are expected to generate thousands of jobs in Pampanga province.
DITO said Clark Global City, with its strategic location and disaster resiliency, would become be a key area in the ongoing infrastructure rollout. It will also host the company’s central telecommunications infrastructure network.
“We are very pleased that DITO chose Clark Global City to be the home of the DITO Data Center. The decision of DITO is continued testament to CGC’s vision to create a smart, safe, and sustainable environment for Philippines and international businesses in the country,” Udenna Land president Wilfredo Placino said.
DITO project management office lead Benedicto Lacsamana said DITO Data Center is a critical component that would sustain the company’s commercial operations center and would be designed after Google’s campus-style headquarters.
It will also hold operational departments, a network operations center, a call center, and a regional center.
ULI’s Clark Global City, envisioned to be one of the country’s truly smart cities, is designed to be a strategic location for businesses given its proximity to Clark International Airport and other critical transportation hubs.
Clark Global City has provisions for structures that are disaster-ready, on top of ready access to the educated and skilled talent pool within the area. It is poised to be the central business district of North and Central Luzon.