Chinese Internet giant Tencent will build and operate several data centers for the Guangdong branch of China Telecom.
The partnership follows a similar agreement with China Telecom's Chongqing arm, with Tencent aiming to improve energy efficiency at the data center used by the telecommunications company by 30 percent.
"China Telecom's Guangdong branch will be able to use Tencent's T-Nebula and related intelligent products and its advanced management experiences to further expand its IDC [Internet Data Center] operations, quality and efficiency and maximize the value of IDC, in the years ahead," Yang Xiaofeng, deputy general manager of China Telecom's Guangdong branch, told state-owned publication China Daily.
It is unclear how many data centers Tencent will build, but the company said that it has identified several key locations in China for data centers designed to handle the increased workloads expected from the roll out of 5G.consumer Internet. At the same time, it will also help build a stable, intelligent and massive data center in the era of industrial Internet."s
It is unclear how many data centers Tencent will build, but the company said that it had identified several key locations in China for facilities designed to handle the increased workloads expected from the roll out of 5G.