China’s Tencent Cloud launches first data centre in Indonesia (The Star)

Chinese cloud service provider Tencent Cloud launched an internet data centre (IDC) in Jakarta on Monday (April 12), the company’s first in Indonesia, seeking to capture a slice of the country’s rapidly growing cloud computing market.

The IDC will allow Tencent Cloud, a subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Ltd, one of China’s biggest technology firms, to be closer to Indonesian users, enabling faster data transfers and accelerating various industries’ digital transformations.

“Indonesia has a large internet demographic dividend with a fast-growing mobile internet market. We are very pleased to launch our first IDC here to help maximiSe the cloud computing potential in this country, ” said Tencent Cloud International senior vice president Poshu Yeung.

Indonesia is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing cloud computing markets, with a projected 25 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from US$200 million in 2018 to a projected $800 million in 2023, according to a Boston Consulting Group report.

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The Star

14 April 2021

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