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China techs driving data center investment across Southeast Asia

Alibaba, Huawei and Tencent challenge Google, Amazon beyond Singapore

BANGKOK -- A string of new data centers across Southeast Asia has highlighted rising regional demand for digital services served by big tech names from China rather than the likes of Google and Amazon.com. 

Alibaba Cloud, an arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, opened a data center in Malaysia in late October. Its first outside mainland China was built in Singapore in 2015, and there are 15 now spread through Australia, Japan, Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S.  More are planned for India and Indonesia in 2018.

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