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Huawei’s second data centre in Chile builds competitive advantage

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The new set up will help the company to provide a localised, low-latency cloud service for Latin American nations

Huawei plans to set up a second data centre in Chile. The Chinese technology giant will build a new cloud data centre in the country by the end of this year, media reports said.

The move by Huawei is anticipated to strengthen its cloud and AI platform capabilities in South America. Jason Jin, president of Huawei Cloud & AI in Chile, told the media, “We are very happy to be launching our second data centre in the country,” said Jason Jin, president of Huawei Cloud & AI in Chile. This will bring many benefits to our users. It will help to provide greater security in case of a catastrophe and also allow Chile to prepare for the technological challenges to come in the future.” 

Last June, Huawei had announced its plans to establish a second data centre in Chile. With that it seeks to provide a localised, low-latency cloud service for the country and its Latin American peers at large. 

Currently, Chile is working on a transoceanic cable project in collaboration with Japan. The latter has proposed a cable route designating Australia and New Zealand as endpoints for the project superseding China’s plan. 

Although it was anticipated that Chile is mired in a geopolitical crossfire between Japan and China on the back of the transoceanic cable project, Huawei’s new data centre only implies that the country is in a good position globally.

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