China Mobile to spend US$1.9bn on Inner Mongolian cloud facility

| November 11, 2011

China Mobile is reportedly planning to build a massive cloud computing facility in Inner Mongolia that will house some 40,000 servers for its data services.

The site, to be located in the city of Hohhot, is expected to cost 12 billion yuan, or US$1.9 billion. The operator has already signed a MoU with the regional government for the project, according to chairman of its board, Wang Jianzhou.

One reason cited by the report in the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua, is the region’s abundant wind and coal power supply, which ensures supply for the data centre.

The centre will support the operator’s pending roll out of 4G, or TDD-LTE, services in the coming year. China Mobile has more than 630 million subscribers, making it the largest mobile operator in the world by the number of subscribers.

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