Huawei and Alibaba to get data center licenses

Updated: 2013-07-30 17:31


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About a dozen companies, including Huawei and Alibaba, have been approved for Internet data centers and are going to receive IDC licenses, according to a media report.

Sources revealed that Huawei and Alibaba had been approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to conduct IDC services, the Economic Information Daily said.

In addition, several other enterprises have successfully applied for Internet service provider licenses from the ministry.

The report said that the ministry would soon announce license winners.

The government banned the issuance of IDC and ISP licenses in 2011, due to rampant Internet pornographic content and illegal charges on mobile phones.

The new licenses may bring more IT companies into the deployment wave of cloud computing and big data technology, analysts said.