Interview with Nitipong Boon-Long, SUPERNAP Thailand

As hyperscale operators’ CAPEX on data centers continue to grow substantially year on year, is it vital for data centers around the world to evolve and adjust to the rising demand for storage and data-computing capacity. Nitipong Boon-Long, PhD, Commercial Director, who is also participating on the panel discussion “Data, Investment and Technology: Establishing Thailand at the centre of the Greater Mekong Subregion” at Telecoms World Asia 2020, shares with us a little more about SUPERNAP Thailand and how they can help telecom operators and CSPs reach their goals.

1. Can you share a brief introduction of what you do and what are some areas of focus for your company?

I am responsible for sales and marketing at SUPERNAP Thailand which is the most advanced, multi-tenant, carrier-neutral, data center in the region and designed to surpass Tier IV requirements by guaranteeing 100% SLA on power with the capability to provide power up to 33kW per cabinet (the highest power density per rack in APAC). 

The SUPERNAP Thailand data center is built on the increasing demand for the compute and storage of data in the Asia Pacific. The regional data growth of content and application comes from the need to be close to businesses and consumers in order to improve customer’s experience utilizing Cloud, IoT, BIG Data and AI. 

2. In one sentence, tell us how you would describe the state of the telecommunications industry today?

The telecoms industry is moving towards hyper growth seeing from the data consumption and the expansion of data center around the world. 

3. How do you see the industry evolving over the next 5 years?

Telecom companies will bundle application/services for each industry segment as opposed to a generalized infrastructure provider. 

4. What are some of the common challenges that Operators and Communications Service Providers face today and how do you help them overcome these obstacles?

The need to hyperscale at the edge in order to be as close to the customer brings challenges to operators since it is highly capital intensive to build infrastructure. SUPERNAP can help operators expand quickly into Thailand and Indochina market with our Tier4 data center. 

5. What technology are you looking forward to hearing about at Telecoms World Asia 2020?

Big Data, AI and Blockchain are the technology that will bring growth to Telecom providers. It will be great to understand how Telecom providers are positioning themselves to monetize these demands from customers.


About Telecoms World Asia

Telecoms World Asia has been an annual platform for leading international carriers, operators, authorities and suppliers to meet, learn and create fruitful partnerships for the betterment of the telecoms ecosystem in Asia.  Expect more than 1200 attendees, 120+ speakers and 70+ exhibitors this year, and a most diverse agenda yet with 5 theatres of content covering 5GNetwork VirtualisationTelco 4.0Wholesale and Intelligent Connectivity.

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