By SubTel Forum

Google today announced a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in Asia, saying it will build new data centers in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. According to, the company will invest $100 million in each of the facilities, which will be Google’s first company-built data centers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Google has announced investments of more than $700 million in undersea cable infrastructure to provide it with faster connectivity between North America and the Asia-Pacific region. In 2008 Google said it would partner with Bharti Airtel, Global Transit, KDDI Corp., Pancet and SingTel on the $300 million Unity Trans-Pacific Cable. In 2009 it announced plans to team with KDDI, Bharti Airtel, Reliance to build a $400 million submarine cable dubbed Southeast Asia Japan Cable (SJC).