Chinese Tencent to open its first data centre in Mumbai

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TencentChinese internet giant Tencent has announced the opening of data centre in Mumbai along with three other data centres to be established in Hong Kong and US.

The company, known for messaging app in China is expanding its business and wants to compete key players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Alibaba Cloud in India.

Its new data centre in Mumbai will target Chinese smartphone, ecommerce, gaming, video, and livestreaming companies as well as new Indian clients. The company is hoping to build its Mumbai centre as the core hub for Tencent Cloud in Southern Asia.

It has already opened its first data centre in US last year. Now another data centre will be opened in silicon Valley.

With the four new data centres, the company has in total 42 such centres.

It also has plans to  launch data centers in Thailand, Russia, and Japan.

Tencent’s new Hong Kong data center is its second in the Asian business and network hub. It launched its first Hong Kong facility in 2014. The second is designed specifically to serve the financial sector, the company said.

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