Hon Hai con­firms joint ven­ture plan with NEC to pro­vide cloud ser­vices

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Hon Hai Pre­ci­sion In­dus­try Co., the world’s big­gest con­tract elec­tron­ics man­u­fac­turer, con­firmed Mon­day that it is team­ing up with Ja­pan’s NEC to go into cloud busi­ness in China and the rest of Asia.

Hon Hai Group of Tai­wan, also known as Fox­conn, con­firmed a re­cent Ni­hon Keizai Shimbun re­port on the joint ven­ture but pro­vided no other de­tails.

Ac­cord­ing to the news re­port, the joint ven­ture will com­bine NEC’s cloud tech­nol­ogy and Hon Hai’s data cen­ters in Tai­wan and China as well as the lat­ter’s net­work of cus­tomers.

The two com­pa­nies will begin to pro­vide joint cloud ser­vices this year, the re­port said. (TAISE) re­port pub­lished yes­ter­day.

When TAISE first launched this sur­vey five years ago, it aimed to find out Tai­wanese per­cep­tions to­ward cli­mate change and en­ergy poli­cies. The sur­vey has since been con­ducted ev­ery year, and has be­come a ref­er­ence for the in­dus­try, of­fi­cials and uni­ver­si­ties when they meet to dis­cuss rel­e­vant poli­cies.

Car­ried out from March 2 to 6 this year, 1,093 Tai­wanese over the age of 18 were ran­domly in­ter­viewed by tele­phone. The sur­vey has a mar­gin of er­ror of plus or mi­nus 2.96 per­cent­age points, at a 95-per­cent con­fi­dence level.

Re­gard­ing the de­bate on nu­clear power, 53.7 per­cent of the re­spon­dents are against the de­vel­op­ments due to safety is­sues. 71.9 per­cent sup­port zero growth of to­tal en­ergy con­sump­tion, and 58.3 per­cent sup­port sup­port fluc­tu­a­tion of elec­tric­ity prices. Re­gard­ing en­ergy poli­cies, many ex­pect the gov­ern­ment to ex­plore and ac­cel­er­ate in­vest­ments on re­new­able en­ergy, and to es­tab­lish reg­u­la­tions against pol­lu­tion caused by traf­fic and trans­porta­tion.

The sur­vey also shows that 63.1 per­cent of re­spon­dents dis­cuss is­sues on cli­mate change at home.

62.6 per­cent of re­spon­dents think the gov­ern­ment does not take the is­sue of cli­mate change se­ri­ously enough, while among them, 72.4 per­cent of re­spon­dents come from Taipei.

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