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Sep 28, 2011

Google Build Data Centre in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan

JAKARTA - Google on Wednesday said it would build as many as three data centers in Asia, with costs estimated at more than 200 million U.S. dollars, since the number of international networks or the Internet users in the region soared along with stiff competition from rival.

Google plans to build a new center in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong on a total land area of ​​22.6 hectares (56 acres), the company said. His side, currently owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and Europe, but in Asia belom there.

The centers are usually computer networks and telecommunication systems with security and backup power supplies high and will increase the company's services to customers in the region, he said.

"The number of users and the amount of Internet usage in the Asia Pacific growing faster than in other places in the world," Taj Meadows, manager of Google's communications policy Asia-Pacific region, told AFP.

"The large number of users coming online every day." The search engine giant has been facing a very tight competition in Asia, particularly in the Chinese market where the search service in the country, including Baidu, is called the household becomes a powerful internet population 485 million - the largest in the world.

A study released by the Economist Intelligence Unit said on Tuesday economies in Asia closed the gap to the West in terms of their IT competitiveness, because they strengthen copyright protection and regulatory reforms.

The study said the United States maintained its position as the most competitive in the world in the IT industry, but there are seven Asian countries that managed to reach the top 20, including Singapore, which ranked third overall, as well as Australia, Taiwan and Japan.