The New Telco Data Centre - Pricing for the New Telecoms Data Centre – 2014 to 2019

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Date: 30-Jun-2014
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The report is based on a survey of 57 Telecoms Providers with Data Centre facilities based across 33 countries worldwide. The Telecoms Providers included in the survey meet the following criteria:


  • Build, own & operate their own Telco Data Centre facilities

  • Provide a wide range of services from their own Data Centre facilities

  • Have made recent new Data Centre investments


TCL has excluded those Telecoms Providers who only rent their Data Centre facilities from other third party providers in the survey. But in practice many Telecoms Providers who build their own Data Centre facilities in their domestic market rent Data Centre capacity from third party Carrier Neutral Data Carriers when in overseas markets.

In the report in total there are 57 Telecoms Providers worldwide surveyed by TCL. They have more than 1,600 identified Data Centre facilities worldwide (in 33 countries), although some of the facilities listed are rented from third party Data Centres.

It should be noted that not all of the facilities listed are high specification Data Centres, the large Telecoms Provider typically still has a mix of colocation and dedicated specialist Data Centre real estate in their portfolio.

The pricing data used in the report is based on TCL’s existing unique Data Centre pricing database, which provides housing and colocation space and pricing from Data Centre providers from all over the world and is updated on a regular basis: typically every quarter.  TCL tracks key Data Centre trends of capacity & pricing worldwide on a continuous basis.

In preparing the report TCL has also been able to draw upon previous research from a range of other published reports and subscription services including the following:


  • TCL Data Centre Price Tracker Subscription Service

  • TCL Data Centre Pricing in Europe report

  • TCL Pricing the Cloud report

  • TCL Premium Data Centre Pricing report

  • TCL Data Centre Pricing France

  • TCL Data Centre Pricing Germany

  • TCL Data Centre Pricing Netherlands

  • TCL Data Centre Pricing UK


The New Telco Data Centre report is also based on pricing information received directly from the Telecom Providers with Data Centre facilities.

The TCL report is also based on a mixture of face to face or telephone interviews with the key 57 Telecoms Providers worldwide (listed in the previous table). It also is based on a questionnaire - which has been sent to the 57 listed Telecoms Providers - which is used to generate the basis of the TCL forecast for New Telco Data Centre service pricing and capacity.

In the report TCL refers to the classification of Data Centre tiers used by the US-based UpTime Institute, with Data Centre facilities graded by four tiers from Tier I to Tier IV: based on the ability of the Data Centre provider to offer a resilient service based on duplication of critical systems, including power, cooling and back up services.

For reference, the definition of the UpTime Institute Data Centre tier classification is shown below –


  • The US-based Uptime Institute has created a standard classification of Data Centre resilience which is as follows:

  • Tier 1: Single path Power & Cooling distribution; no redundant components:     99.671% availability

  • Tier 2: Single path Power & Cooling distribution; redundant components:     99.749% availability

  • Tier 3: Multiple path Power & Cooling distribution but one path active; redundant components: 99.982% availability

  • Tier 4: Multiple path Power & Cooling distribution with active paths; redundant components: 99.995% availability


Data Centre pricing provided in the report

Where Telecoms Provider Data Centre facility or product pricing is provided, TCL converts the local currency provided into USD at the exchange rate used in Appendix 1. The pricing given excludes VAT or sales tax. Pricing is provided direct from the Telecoms Provider and is based on standard list pricing for rack space or colocation space.

For some sensitive products (particularly IP Transit and Managed Services) Telecoms Providers are reluctant to publish pricing, so the pricing shown in the report is anonymised. For IT outsourcing services pricing is also difficult to calculate as there is a high degree of customization.

Data Centre space provided in the report

Where TCL provides a forecast for Telecoms Provider Data Centre space, the forecast is based on technical space or raised floor space used for colocation or equipment, not the gross space available.

Other product pricing provided in the report

TCL has provided product pricing for services that are provided by the Telecoms Provider using New Telco Data Centre facilities (including Hosting, Cloud & Managed Services). The price information has been sourced direct from the Telecoms Provider and is based on standard list pricing and excludes any volume discounts that may be available.

The New Telco Data Centre - Pricing for the New Telecoms Data Centre – 2014 to 2019

Table of Contents

A list of Figures 3
A list of companies mentioned in the report 5

Methodology 7

Executive Summary 9
The Ten Key Headlines from the report 12

Section One – The New Telco Data Centre 14
Introduction 14
A definition of the New Telco Data Centre 15
The business landscape for the New Telco Data Centre 15
The main trends for the New Telco Data Centre 16
The key services provided by the New Telco Data Centre 17
The different types of New Telco Data Centre 19
The changes in the provision of the New Telco Data Centre 21
The business model for the New Telco Data Centre 24
Monetising the Telecom Provider New Data Centre asset 25
Key Point Summary 26

Section Two – The key services offered by the New Telco Data Centre 28
Introduction 28
The key core services offered by the New Telco Data Centre 28
IT related services offered from the New Telco Data Centre 30
The new services offered by the New Telco Data Centre 32
Colocation and Housing Services 34
Connectivity and Networking Services 36
Managed Services 36
Hosting Services 38
Cloud computing Services 39
The growth in new services for the New Telco Data Centre 42
Examples of services offered by the New Telco Data Centre 42
Key Point Summary 43

Section Three – Pricing the New Telco Data Centre 44
Introduction 44
Historical pricing trends for the New Telco Data Centre 44
Current pricing for the New Telco Data Centre 45
Pricing for the New Telco Data Centre by product type 46
Forecast pricing & capacity for the New Telco Data Centre 53
Forecast capacity for the New Telco Data Centre from 2014 to 2019 54
Forecast rack space and per square metre pricing for the New Telco Data Centre –from 2014 to 2019 worldwide 55
Key Point Summary 58

Section Four – The New Telco Data Centre Provider Profiles 60
Introduction 60
The New Telco Data Centre Telecoms Provider profiles 60
AT&T profile 61
BT profile 62
Belgacom profile 64
Bell Canada profile 66
Bharti Airtel profile 66
CAT IDC profile 67
Centurylink profile 67
China Telecom profile 68
Chunghwa Telecom profile 70
Cogent Communications profile 70
Colt Telecom profile 71
EBRC profile 72
Eircom profile 73
Etisalat profile 74
Globe Telecom profile 75
Iliad Group profile 75
Interoute profile 76
ITC profile 76
KDDI profile 77
KPN profile 79
KT Corp profile 80
Level 3 profile 81
MegaFon profile 82
Mobily profile 83
MTS profile 84
Orange Business Service profile 85
Ooredoo profile 86
NTT Com profile 87
PT Indosat profile 89
Pacnet profile 90
PCCW HKT profile 91
PLDT profile 92
Portugal telecom profile 93
Reliance Infocom profile 93
Rogers Communications profile 94
Rostelecom profile 95
SFR profile 95
SingTel profile 96
Softbank Telecom profile 97
STC profile 98
Swisscom profile 98
T-Systems profile 100
Tata Communications profile 101
Telecom Indonesia profile 102
Telecom Italia profile 103
TeleDenmark profile 105
Telefonica profile 106
Telekom Austria profile 107
Telekom Malaysia profile 107
TeliaSonera profile 108
Telstra profile 109
TELUS profile 110
Verizon profile 111
Vimpelcom profile 113
Vodafone profile 113
Wind profile 114
XO Communications profile 115
The key new Telco Data Centre providers – Key Point Summary 116

Section Five – Conclusions to the New Telco Data Centre report 118
Introduction 118
The changing face of the New Telco Data Centre 118
The importance of the New Telco Data Centre 119
Pricing for the New Telco Data Centre 119
Key Point Summary 120

Appendices 122
Appendix One – A glossary of terms used in the report 123
Appendix Two – Currencies used in the report converted into USD 124

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