Google plans to open own campus in Hyderabad
Posted By : Mukesh Dube At 22-12-2014 17:54:06
Tags : Google campus in Hyderabad
Internet giant Google plans to open its own "permanent and big" campus in Hyderabad and is set to sign an MoU with Telangana government shortly to take up the venture. "We are likely to sign MoU with Google. They are likely to open their campus here in Hyderabad. It will be the third campus they will have after the US and the UK," said, Telangana IT, Electronics and Communications Secretary Harpreet Singh.
Google currently operates from rented premises here but wants to move to a "permanent campus", he said, adding the tech major would sign an MoU with the state government shortly. He, however, declined to go into further details of the proposed venture, saying a press conference is scheduled to be held shortly on this but added that it would be a "big campus".
The 70,000 square feet facility will have 800 seats, housing an expected 500 start-ups in different stages of growth, he said.
“We are planning to formally inaugurate this building on 2 June (on the first anniversary of Telangana State’s formation).”
Singh also said that they have plans to make Hyderabad a Wi-Fi enabled city and Cisco, Airtel, Vodafone and a Taiwanese company, among others, have responded to the expression of interest floated by the government on proposed venture.
As for software exports from Hyderabad, he noted that it was Rs 57,000 crore or roughly ten billion dollars in the year 2013-14. “This year (2014-15), I think it’s (going to be) 12 per cent (more). We may do slightly better (better than 12 per cent growth),” Singh added.
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