Asia-Pacific Data Center Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Asia-Pacific Data Center market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Asia-Pacific Data Center trend report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.


Market Trends of asia-pacific data center Industry

Expansion in 5G and rising partnerships among tech companies and universities 5G ICT skills in the region, drives data centers market

  • Cloud-based applications accessed through smartphones are one of the major growing market trends with smartphone users. Mobile broadband networks cover 96% of Asia-Pacific, with 1.2 billion people accessing mobile internet services. In 2021, smartphone adoption reached 74%. It is expected to rise to 84% by 2025. Mobile subscriber penetration is expected to reach 62% in 2025.
  • There are 8.9 million mobile apps, and China spends 40%. As of December 2021, China owned 442 apps that achieved a combined penetration rate of 94.6% among mobile internet users. The growing adoption of the 5G network among the population has complemented 5G-enabled device sales. 5G availability, primarily in Southeast Asia, is variable. Countries like Singapore and Indonesia have already seen 5G deployed for some time and continue to innovate use cases for the public and organizations.
  • By 2022, 5G coverage was expected to reach over 85% of Thailand's population. With new partnerships and development, 5G adoption in smartphones is increasing. For instance, in July 2022, Ericsson and the King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) announced that they partnered to support Thai students to build 5G ICT skills for the future. A wireless alternative to wireline broadband connectivity for homes and businesses is one of the major early 5G use cases, particularly in regions with unserved or underserved broadband markets.
Asia-Pacific Data Center Market

Growth in Fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B) service in various countries in APAC drives the demand for data centers in the region

  • An average broadband internet connection has a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 3 Mbps. Fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B) service is set to cement its position as Asia-Pacific's leading fixed broadband technology. Singapore is anticipated to have the highest share of FTTH/B lines as a percentage of total fixed broadband lines in the region, with more than 98% by 2026. Singapore will be followed by Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.
  • According to the Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, copper networks will be phased out by 2023. The government looks to increase broadband coverage in populated areas by at least five-fold, and they look at about 98% broadband coverage in populated areas with a speed of at least 30 Mbps.
  • The Australian operator Telstra selected new infrastructure rollout partners and Mad Max-like machinery to lay dual fiber cables simultaneously in August 2022. The operator intends to accelerate its efforts to build out high-capacity data transport networks across a country renowned for its distinct environmental challenges to meet increasing demands for data connectivity. Fiber connectivity is driven by the decommissioning of copper networks in Asia-Pacific. Copper is expensive to maintain and difficult to operate. Some estimates suggest that compared to fiber networks, legacy copper network maintenance OpEx is 2-7 times greater, energy costs are 3-6 times higher, and network fault rates are 5-10 times greater.
Asia-Pacific Data Center Market


  • Increasing web data traffic in developing countries such as Thailand and others, would boost data center facilities in the region.
  • Fiber optic cable companies such as Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited and others focuses on expansion of fiber connectivity in the region
  • SoftBank, Celcom, DiGi and other mobile operators work towards 5G expansion in the region, would boost data centers facilities in coming years

APAC Data Center Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)