TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the groundbreaking opening of a new Internet data center (IDC) on Friday (Oct. 15), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed hope that it would serve as an East Asian regional digital hub and a commercial AI cloud center.
She attended a ceremony in Taipei City for the fourth IDC launched in Taiwan by Chief Telecom, a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, CNA reported. The project will help internationalize the country’s cloud sector, Tsai said.
According to the president, the nine-storey building represents the idea of green and smart architecture. Once completed, it would attract overseas cloud companies to set up regional service centers, giving Taiwan a reputation as an international digital business center, she said.
Chief Telecom stressed the importance of Taiwan’s geographic location, between Japan and South Korea on the one hand and Southeast Asia on the other. Six of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had already been approached to form a strategic IDC alliance, Chief Telecom said.