Alphabet’s Google will invest 600 million euros ($670 million) to build a data center in Finland , as the company looks to speed up data access.
The new investment would count towards a total investment of 1.4 billion euros by Google in Finland so far, as indicated by the company. The tech giant’s total investment in five data centers in Europe is more than 4.3 billion euros since 2007.
The announcement of Google’s latest expansion in Finland comes amidst the company’s plans to up the ante on its video gaming products. Its new streaming service Stadia is designed to let players participate through the web without requiring consoles or personal computers. Stadia runs through the company’s YouTube video-streaming platform, and on the back of a functioning data-center network.
The company has 58 data centers around the world, as of now. In the first quarter this year, Google had accrued capital expenditures of around $4.5 billion, as it spent heavily on data centers, servers and office facilities.