Huawei to build data center in Thailand

Chinese technology firm Huawei has plans to build a new data center in Thailand for an investment of about 700 million baht ($23 million), according to Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Thailand, who made the announcement at a technology conference  in Bangkok on November  11.

It would be Huaiwei’s third data center in the country, he said, and would support Thailand’s move to become a more digitized country.

The amount is equivalent to Huawei’s total investment in its first data center in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor in 2018, as well the second in Bangkok, made in 2019.

“We have our mission, which is to grow in Thailand and contribute to Thailand,” the Bangkok Post cited Deng as saying.

Thailand has plenty of room for improvement in technology adoption

Overall, Thailand is in dire need to become more technology-focused in its theoretical aim to become a “digital hub of ASEAN” under its so-called Thailand 4.0 policy.

Currently, the country is far away from this goal, and its digital economy contributes less than 20 per cent to GDP, fewer than a number of other countries in the region. Experts have said that there was still substantial need to promote digital technology adoption and development in the country.

Thailand’s digital infrastructure was now ready to be empowered into a better position, thanks to the government’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of the 5G mobile broadband standard through 5G license auctions in February, Deng said.

“We are confident of Thailand’s potential, and this will help the country’s digital economy contribute to 30% of the GDP by 2030,” he added.



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Chinese technology firm Huawei has plans to build a new data center in Thailand for an investment of about 700 million baht ($23 million), according to Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Thailand, who made the announcement at a technology conference  in Bangkok on November  11. It would be Huaiwei’s third data center in the country, he said, and would support Thailand’s move to become a more digitized country. The amount is equivalent to Huawei's total investment in its first data center in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor in 2018, as well the second in Bangkok, made in 2019. “We have...

Chinese technology firm Huawei has plans to build a new data center in Thailand for an investment of about 700 million baht ($23 million), according to Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies Thailand, who made the announcement at a technology conference  in Bangkok on November  11.

It would be Huaiwei’s third data center in the country, he said, and would support Thailand’s move to become a more digitized country.

The amount is equivalent to Huawei’s total investment in its first data center in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor in 2018, as well the second in Bangkok, made in 2019.

“We have our mission, which is to grow in Thailand and contribute to Thailand,” the Bangkok Post cited Deng as saying.

Thailand has plenty of room for improvement in technology adoption

Overall, Thailand is in dire need to become more technology-focused in its theoretical aim to become a “digital hub of ASEAN” under its so-called Thailand 4.0 policy.

Currently, the country is far away from this goal, and its digital economy contributes less than 20 per cent to GDP, fewer than a number of other countries in the region. Experts have said that there was still substantial need to promote digital technology adoption and development in the country.

Thailand’s digital infrastructure was now ready to be empowered into a better position, thanks to the government’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of the 5G mobile broadband standard through 5G license auctions in February, Deng said.

“We are confident of Thailand’s potential, and this will help the country’s digital economy contribute to 30% of the GDP by 2030,” he added.



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