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Tencent Highlights Its Global Vision on Leading Next Wave of Cloud at Flagship Summit 

SINGAPORE, Nov. 30, 2022 – Tencent has introduced its first-ever Global Digital Ecosystem Summit at its annual Digital Ecosystem Summit held on 30 November and 1 December in Shenzhen, in effort to deepen the company’s ties with international audiences.

Tencent Cloud and Smart Industries Group (CSIG)’s leaders and experts, as well as strategic business partners, joined together to share their visions for the future of cloud, immersive convergence, Web 3.0 and other detailed strategies to accelerate international growth, while showcasing a diverse portfolio of business success stories on integrating cloud solutions into gaming, fintech, social communications, entertainment, e-commerce, and other verticals.

Industrial Internet: Propelling Collective Success across Multiple Industries

As Tencent looks to further create sustainable growth, Dowson Tong, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent and President of CSIG, underlined ‘Immersive Convergence’ as an important strategy and roadmap for the company’s future pipeline, “The convergence between our physical and virtual worlds is transforming the way we live. Leveraging our technologies and connectivity solutions, we will continue driving innovations for enterprises to boost their digital competitiveness.”

Tencent has been spearheading the evolution of the Industrial Internet, creating innovative enterprise solutions to enhance performance and bring business value. Today, Tencent’s enterprise communication platform, WeCom connects over 10 million organizations to 500 million Weixin/WeChat active users. Tencent’s cloud conferencing tool, Tencent Meeting/VooV Meeting supports more than 300 million users worldwide, while its blockchain-powered e-signature service supports millions of users to complete signing a contract in only 15 seconds. More than three million of developers have also used Tencent CloudBase to create mini programs, deploy web applications and develop mobile applications.

Global Partner Ecosystem: Co-creating Business Values

Approaching its seventh year of operating in international markets, Tencent Cloud has already made significant strides in supporting enterprises’ growth globally, as well as their expansion into China - including the likes of Fortune Global 500 companies BMW Group, Sanofi, and Novartis.

This year, Tencent Cloud also rolled out its first global partner program, aimed at nurturing a stronger and more diverse partner ecosystem around the world – including more channel partners, technology partners, service providers and consulting partners – to support global digital transformation. To date, Tencent has built more than 400 customized solutions for over 10,000 partners – jointly serving 2 million customers in their digital transformation journey. The Tencent Cloud’s partner ecosystem is generating up to one-third of its total revenues.

Tencent Cloud continues to see an upward growth trajectory and it is now turning to further expansions into Latin America, and the Middle East. Tencent Cloud currently operates in five key regions and markets – Hong Kong & Macau, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Tong added: “Going forward, we will continue to invest in the global market for our cloud and software businesses by expanding our overseas infrastructure coverage, developing our local integration and service partnership network, as well as enriching our product offerings around cloud, video, AI, database, and network security for the international markets. All of this with the goal of building a competitive product portfolio and a sustainable technology business to service and scale with our global customers and partners as the world embraces digital transformation.”

Last year, Tencent Cloud opened six new data centers in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Tokyo, and Sao Paulo, bringing its total to 26 geographic areas on five continents and 70 availability zones, as well as exabyte-level storage capacity. Its content delivery network has deployed 2,800 acceleration nodes worldwide.

Next Wave of Cloud: Empowering Partners in Web 3.0 Era

Best known for its expertise in cloud and years of experience in the fields of games, audio and video solutions, Tencent Cloud provides a solid and reliable foundation for businesses to adapt and scale into Web 3.0.

Poshu Yeung, Senior Vice President, Tencent Cloud International further pointed out that more global partners are looking to integrate their operations and services to adapt and scale into Web 3.0. He added, “From providing the best hyperscale infrastructure to creating a one-stop shop for cloud solutions, we aim to support the Web 3.0 community to adopt critical technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Tencent Real-Time Communication (TRTC), extended reality, remote and multi-sensory interaction, to drive deeper connection between the virtual and real worlds.”

Digital Transformation in Southeast Asia

During the summit, Tencent Cloud shared more on how it provides support to partners and clients across a variety of industries in their digital transformation journey across Southeast Asia, namely Bank Neo Commerce (BNC), STTelemedia Global Data Centres, Millennium Technology Services (MTS), Helios Informatika Nusantara (Helios), KinderWorld, and more.

Vice President of Tencent Cloud, Southeast Asia’s Krittee Manoleehagul also echoed Tencent Cloud’s ability as a digital enabler in “providing secure, reliable, and smart cloud technologies to support enterprises to improve their business agility.” Manoleehagul also added, “Web 3.0 is a new focus industry and is a natural extension of Tencent’s internet services.”

For example, since the adoption of Tencent Cloud Distributed Database (TDSQL), Bank Neo Commerce (BNC), a digital bank headquartered in Indonesia, is now able to process 2 million transactions and 150,000 loan disbursements per day. This provides reliable and powerful support for more than 50% of BNC’s monthly active user growth, and its 20 million users and 35 million accounts acquired each year.

In another example, STTelemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has collaborated with Tencent Cloud to provide smart building solutions for STT Bangkok 1, a carrier-neutral data centre in the STT Bangkok Data Centre Campus, located at Hua Mak, one of Bangkok's major business districts. With the adoption of Tencent Cloud Weiling, STT Bangkok 1 has become Thailand’s first smart building with Instavue and database security service (DBSS) implementation, and Raydata 3D visual management, and is now able to deliver up to 20 MW and scale to 40 MW of total IT load capacity, to support their customers' business expansion demands.

For further information, please visit: www.tencentcloud.com.


Source: Tencent

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