Google has confirmed that it will introduce its megafittings plan to Australia in July, a move that will see the Australian market reach its highest levels in at least 20 years.
The move comes as Google prepares to unveil its plans for a second phase of its mega-data centre in Melbourne, which will double the size of its data centre in the state.
The Australian Big Data Centre (ABDC) is one of three mega-centres to be built in Australia by Google and will consist of three buildings, a storage facility and a data centre.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the plans will be unveiled on Monday.
“We’ve got a great deal of plans in Australia for the next few years,” Pichari told the Financial Review.
We have been looking at a new data centre for the past 10 years and now we are starting to think about the next stage of our expansion plans.””
We’re looking to build a new facility in Melbourne and we’ll be announcing it in July.”
“We have been looking at a new data centre for the past 10 years and now we are starting to think about the next stage of our expansion plans.”
The announcement comes just days after Google announced plans to expand its data centres in the US and Asia to accommodate the rapid growth of its cloud computing services.
In October, Google said it would open two data centres at its Mountain View, California, data centre and one in Singapore.
The company said it was moving towards “a world where data is not only a business opportunity, but also a civic imperative” with the introduction of the new data centres.
“It’s a matter of the future of data,” said Google chief executive Sundar Pandit.
“When you start building a new infrastructure, there are no boundaries and you don’t want to be outside the law.”
In March, the US Federal Communications Commission ruled that Google must begin charging for the use of its internet connections to customers in the states of California and New York.
Google has been embroiled in a battle with the FCC over a $1.9bn fine levied by the agency.
In August, the company agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve charges of $3.5bn, but it has refused to pay the full amount.