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Data center competition heats up in Southeast Asia

Amazon and Google invest in Indonesia as Jakarta calls for data sovereignty

New investment to build data centers in Indonesia, rather than in an offshore hub such as Singapore, reflects a trend toward localization.

SINGAPORE -- Indonesia is challenging Singapore's dominance in data center investment by attracting industry giants Google, Alibaba and Amazon, with the latter proposing to pour nearly $1 billion into the country.

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