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Amazon Web Services to invest $5bn in Indonesia cloud business

Tech group plans to build more data centers on back of Jakarta region launch

JAKARTA -- Amazon Web Services, the cloud arm of major U.S. e-commerce group Amazon, said it plans to invest $5 billion in Indonesia over the next 15 years, as it launched its first cloud infrastructure region for the country that is quickly becoming one of Asia's hottest data battlegrounds.

The AWS Asia Pacific (Jakarta) Region, announced Tuesday, is the cloud group's second such so-called active region in Southeast Asia after Singapore, its 10th in the Asia Pacific and 26th globally.

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