Google pumps $9.5B into US data centres, offices - Mobile World Live

Google pumps $9.5B into US data centres, offices

13 APR 2022

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai (pictured) revealed plans to invest $9.5 billion in US facilities this year, arguing campus-based working results in better products than staff can deliver while based remotely.

In a blog, Pichai noted it may seem counterintuitive to step up investments in physical office space in the face of employees working from home, but noted Google facilities are also a key part of the communities where they are based.

The Google chief stated the company also expected to create at least 12,000 new full-time jobs by the end of 2022.

Google invested more than $37 billion in offices and data centres across 26 US states over the past five years and created more than 40,000 full-time jobs.

Its latest investment will fund data centres across a host of states, with its office funding going towards an ongoing project in Austin, Texas, a new site in Atlanta, Georgia and existing buildings in California.

Reuters reported Google requires some employees to work three days a week in various US, UK and Asia Pacific offices.



Mike Robuck

Mike Robuck is the U.S. Editor at Mobile World Live. He joined the Mobile World Live staff in February of 2022. Prior to joining GSMA, he was editor of FierceTelecom and of Light Reading’s Telco Transformation microsite. He has a...

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