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Apple said to build high-speed data network: Bloomberg
June 8, 2015 / 1:22 PM / 2 years ago

Apple said to build high-speed data network: Bloomberg

A view of the Apple logo on the flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York April 22, 2015. The leaf on the Apple logo was tinted green after midnight in honor of Earth Day at Apple's 24hr store. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is setting up a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centres, to compete better with Amazon.com Inc, Google Inc and Microsoft Corp in cloud services, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

The plan entails connecting Apple's data centres in California, Nevada, North Carolina and Oregon, and others to get content closer to Internet hubs in some densely populated markets, Bloomberg reported. (bloom.bg/1IpsB7y)

Apple is seeking to handle more traffic on its own, without renting server space from cloud providers such as Amazon and Microsoft.

Whilst Apple hasn’t disclosed total costs, investments will run into the billions, Bloomberg reported.

Apple will stick with most of its existing vendors, and is mainly seeking to bolster its current infrastructure, according to the report.

Apple declined to comment on the report.

The iPhone maker said in February it would spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to build two data centres in Europe.

Apple said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, would power Apple’s online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri for customers in Europe.

Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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