The number of data centres in Korea has increased by 5.9% every year since 2000. By 2025, 32 new data centres are set to be established. Over the next few years, the market structure of the Korean commercial data center will change – and the competition within the industry is expected to intensify.

In 2019, South Korea launched the world’s first 5G commercial services and, as a result, the country is emerging as a new data centre hub in Asia. Korea is accelerating the commercialisation of 5G, autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity operations and the digital transformation of enterprises. The speed of its digital transformation is underpinned by the region’s geographical advantage: a comparably low risk of natural disasters ensures a stable electrical supply and makes it an ideal setting for data centres.

The proliferation of data centres in Korea is likely to have an advantageous effect on the country’s overall economy. These effects include the creation of new jobs and business opportunities, and the growth of high-tech industrial infrastructure such as 5G, robotics, AI and big data.

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