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Amazon Web Services to open infrastructure in Colombia



FILE PHOTO: The Amazon Web Services (AWS) logo is seen during the 4th Annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile on September 5, 201

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of Amazon.com Inc., said Thursday it will open a Latin American infrastructure location in Colombia and help train 2000 students in cloud technology.

The company will collaborate with Colombia's public technical training institute to educate students in cloud computing, Jeffrey Kratz, AWS & # 39; general secretary of Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, said in a government statement.

The company's so-called Edge location, the fourth in Latin America, will help deliver data, videos, and applications at higher speed to end users.

Kratz, in Bogota for a technology conference, said Amazon wants to support the development of digital infrastructure and help entrepreneurs create big projects. He said the company would continue to invest in Colombia, although he did not provide further details.

"We are pleased to continue investing in Latin America's success," Kratz told Reuters. "This investment will ensure that customers have the tools and services to continue to innovate for a positive user experience."

In August, Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, announced it would open its first customer service center in Colombia later this year and hire 600 people.

The service center will serve customers all over the world in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Reporting by Helen Murphy and Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing Grant McCool and Subhranshu Sahu

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