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Amazon Web Services to open infrastructure location in Colombia

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America, Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

BOGOTA (Reuters) – the Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of Amazon.com Inc, said on Thursday it will open a Latin America infrastructure location in Colombia and help train 2,000 students in cloud technology.

The company will team with the colombian public technical education, to train students in cloud computing, Jeffrey Kratz, AWS’ global public sector manager for Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, said in a government statement.

The company’s so-called Edge of the place, the fourth in Latin America, will contribute to the delivery of data, video and applications at higher speeds to end users.

Kratz, in Bogota, colombia, for a technology conference, said Amazon wants to support the development of the digital infrastructure and help entrepreneurs create large-scale projects. He said that the company would continue to invest in Colombia, but he gave no further details.

“We are excited to continue to invest in Latin America’s success,” Kratz told Reuters. “This investment will ensure that customers receive the tools and services to continue to innovate for a positive user experience.”

Last August, Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, has announced that it would open its first customer service center in Colombia later this year and employed 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 by Grant McCool and Subhranshu Sahu

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