BEIJING: US technology giant Apple has started building its first data centre in north China and a Chinese analyst said such databases would appear more frequently in the country with the arrival of 5G.
The new data centre, located in Ulanqab, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, will be the company’s second data centre in China.
Construction work on Apple’s data centre in southwest China’s Guizhou province started in May 2018, according to a report of local news site gywb.cn.
The Ulanqab-based project is expected to go into operation in 2020. It will provide iCloud services for Apple users in China, according to a Xinhua report.
The creation of data centres can help solve many problems that domestic iPhone users have encountered, such as internet connection errors and data synchronisation failures, domestic news portal ce.cn quoted Lisa Jackson, an Apple senior executive, as saying in a report published in July 2017.
The article originally appeared on the China Economic Net
Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2019.