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NOW Telecom to become Philippines’ fourth mobile operator with help from Viettel

NOW Telecom to become Philippines’ fourth mobile operator with help from Viettel

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NOW Telecom to become Philippines’ fourth mobile operator with help from Viettel

Philippine media and tech conglomerate NOW Corporation’s subsidy, NOW Telecom has signed an agreement with Vietnam’s Viettel Business Solutions as part of its plan to become the country’s fourth telecommunications giant. 

Both companies signed a memorandum of agreement on Tuesday 6 October that would see an implementation of a joint go-to-market strategy. 

Viettel will bring its ICT solutions to support NOW Telecom across multiple industry segments. The Vietnamese telecommunications company will also participate in potential ICT biddings and tap into the digital transformation, AI, data analytics and cybersecurity market in the Philippines. 

Viettel is the largest telecommunications operator in Vietnam. 

Threatening telecom market dominance in the Philippines

Touting itself as the Philippines’ fourth telecommunications company, NOW Telecom has been making significant moves to challenge the market share of current duopoly players PDLT and Globe Telecom, and upcoming third telco DITO Telecommunity.

In September, the company obtained a provisional authority extension from the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) that allows it to operate a nationwide mobile telecommunications system.

In the same month, NOW Group founder and CEO Mel. V Velarde revealed that NOW Telecom underwent a corporate restructuring to prepare for its 5G rollout and IPO listing at the Philippine Stock Exchange.

NOW Corporation’s private holdings subsidiary, Velarde Inc. was also reported to have paid US$5.7 million (P289.5 million) off its 5.75% stake at NOW Telecom to accelerate its business ventures. 

Although major business moves have been made, Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications (DICT) Secretary Gregorio Honasan II said that NOW Telecom is “not yet considered” as the country’s fourth telco. 

However, following NOW Telecom’s collaboration with Viettel and hefty financial backing from its parent company, competition in the Filipino telco market is bound to intensify in 2021. 

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Mitsubishi to build 1,400 MW power plant in Thailand

Mitsubishi to build 1,400 MW power plant in Thailand

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Mitsubishi to build 1,400 MW power plant in Thailand

Japan’s Mitsubishi Power has signed a 25-year, full turnkey contract with Thailand’s Hin Kong Power to construct a 1,400 MW power plant.

A subsidiary of Japan’s famous Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Power will provide two gas turbines for Kin Hong’s power plant, which is a natural gas-fired turbine combined cycle (GTCC) facility.

This agreement will be of immense benefit to Thailand. As an emerging tech market, the construction of power plants means more electricity generated, and more electricity means more capacity to power a wide array of technology solutions.

Kin Hong’s power plant will be built approximately 100 kilometres west of Thailand’s capital city Bangkok. As a GTCC facility, the power plant will generate the cleanest and most efficient source of energy among systems that use fossil fuels. 

The plant will also reuse excess gas from the turbines to drive the steam turbine, producing electricity in the process. So, compared to conventional coal-fired thermal power plants, CO2 emissions can be reduced by 70%, providing an annual reduction of seven million tonnes of CO2 from the 1,400 MW of generating capacity.

The power generated will then be sold directly to the state’s Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

Commercial operations of both gas turbines are projected to begin in March 2024 and January 2025 respectively. Mitsubishi Power will also provide maintenance support for the gas turbines for the next 25 years.

This is not the only time Mitsubishi Power has worked with Hin Kong Power’s parent company RATCH Group and Gulf Energy Development, two major independent power producers in Thailand. 

Including this project, Mitsubishi Power will have supplied a total of 22 gas turbines for the two companies, totalling over 15,000 MW of power generation capacity. The track record established between Mitsubishi Power and these two companies led to this current contract.

Thailand is one of few Southeast Asian nations that show strong growth potential in data center and cloud industries. In September, it was predicted that the cloud computing industry will create 24,000 new jobs in the country by 2024.

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SK E&S to invest $1.7bn in South Korean data center and floating solar farm

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SK E&S to invest $1.7bn in South Korean data center and floating solar farm

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SK E&S to invest $1.7bn in South Korean data center and floating solar farm

SK E&S, a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, revealed it will invest US$1.7 billion (2 trillion won) to set up a data center and floating solar farm at an industrial complex in Saemangeum.

SK E&S beat three other corporations in its proposal to the Saemangeum Development Administration. If officially accepted, the plan featured a startup cluster, data centers, network cables and other business infrastructure to attract tech companies from around the world.

“We will be reborn as the nation’s largest eco-friendly energy company by investing heavily in renewable energy and energy solutions,” said E&S President Yu Jeong-joon.

In its proposal, the company proposed to make Saemangeum a self-sufficient city like Almere in the Netherlands where more than 5,000 jobs are created each year.

As part of the deal, SK E&S will be awarded a license to operate a 200 MW floating solar farm, making the global clean energy solution provider South Korea’s largest floating solar farm operator.

“We will take the lead in supplying clean energy and contribute to vitalizing the local economy,” added Mr. Jeong-joon.

The solar farm will have a capacity of 263 GWh per year and is expected to provide 2.4 gigawatts of electricity, producing US$3.2 million (3.8 billion won) in net profit for every 100 MW.

At a cost of US$425 million (500 billion won), the solar farm project is forecast to kick off in the second or third quarter of 2021, with operation beginning in 2023. 

The proposed data center is part of a longer term plan in cooperation with sister company SK Broadband.

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Delta develops cutting-edge networking solutions for the next generation of data centers with Microsoft and COBO

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Delta develops cutting-edge networking solutions for the next generation of data centers with Microsoft and COBO

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Delta develops cutting-edge networking solutions for the next generation of data centers with Microsoft and COBO

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has partnered with Microsoft and Consortium for On Board Optics (COBO) to launch a proof of concept open networking switch for the next generation of data center infrastructures.

The switch is said to provide leading transmission speeds and energy efficiency as we enter the nascent 5G era, offering up to 800 gigabytes per second of transmission speed, 12.8Tbps bandwidth capacity, and up to 30% energy savings compared to similar peer technologies.

Powering the future of data centers

As cloud adoption continues to rise, increasing the need for hyperscale and cloud data centers, these facilities will need the support of networking systems that provide faster transmission speeds and lower carbon footprints.

As a result, member-driven organisations like COBO are racing to develop solutions that meet essential data center requirements.

Microsoft’s Principal Network Architect and COBO’s President, Brad Booth, said: “Being capable of integrating COBO and other form factors into a single platform has been an integral contribution to this POC project to enable end users to perform hands-on evaluation and testing.”

The open networking switch integrates five different optical module form factors into a single, compact 4U rack. The system also includes two 400G QSFP-DD, two 400G OSFP and sixty-four 100G QSFP ports as well as Intel’s 8-core 2.0 GHz D-1548 Broadwell high-performance chip, which sits at the core of Delta’s switch.

“We look forward to cooperating with Microsoft and COBO to accelerate the growth of the 5G mega trend with this inventive technology,” said Victor Cheng, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Information & Communications Technology Business Group at Delta.

On top of being a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Azure Cloud Solution Provider, Delta launched a 5G smart manufacturing solution with the tech giant in June.

Earlier this year, Delta also celebrated receiving an Uptime Institute’s TIER III-Ready certification for their Point of Delivery data center solution, which recognises its ability to deliver resilience and reliability for their data center.

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Schneider Electric drives ahead with mission to boost economy in India with purchase of Larsen & Toubro’s Electrical and Automation arm

Schneider Electric drives ahead with mission to boost economy in India with purchase of Larsen & Toubro’s Electrical and Automation arm

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Schneider Electric drives ahead with mission to boost economy in India with purchase of Larsen & Toubro’s Electrical and Automation arm

After two years, Schneider Electric has completed their purchase of Larsen & Toubro’s Electrical & Automation business to drive forward their mission to boost economic growth in India.

L&T’s Electrical and Automation arm will be combined with Schneider Electric India’s Low Voltage and Industrial Automation Product business to create Schneider Electric India Private Limited (SEIPL).

“This major strategic move will make India, Schneider Electric’s third largest business in the world, and one of the four major global Schneider hubs for global R&D and manufacturing,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric.

The new merged company will focus on the main priorities and initiatives of India, including Make in India for India and the rest of the world, Digital India, Skill India, Sustainable Energy, Smart Cities and Infrastructure for self-reliance.

Schneider Electric will have a 65% share in SEIPL, while global investment firm Temasek will own the remaining 35% stake in the company.

“We are also proud to partner with Temasek, who bring along their deep knowledge of India, and their coaching to help developing the export of the company,” added Mr. Tricoire.

More than 5,000 employees from L&T’s automation business will be integrated with over 2,000 Schneider Electric employees under the helm of the newly appointed CEO of SEIPL, Anil Chaudhry, the current Zone President and Managing Director for Schneider Electric India.

“Anil Chaudhry will lead the new entity as its CEO and bring his deep expertise in digitisation and electrification as well as his passion for the cause of digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability,” said Mr. Tricoire.

The team at SEIPL will go to market with their two distinct portfolio brands, sales teams and partner networks to achieve their vision of boosting India’s economic growth and supporting the Government’s mission to become a self-reliant nation.

Part of India’s initiative to achieve this is through ‘Make in India’, which looks to drive the country as a dominant innovation and manufacturing hub both locally and globally.

L&T’s Electrical and Automation business will continue to work with an ecosystem of partners covering more than 260 cities to produce its low and medium voltage switchgear, electrical systems, energy management, metering and industrial automation solutions at five manufacturing locations in India.

The significant and complex divestment all-cash sale of the Electrical and Automation arm was originally announced back in May 2018 at a price of US$191.6 million.

“The challenge was to carve out a business of this scale, with minimum disruption to the sprawling customer base and do it all amid the constraints of a pandemic,” said A.M. Naik, the Group Chairman of L&T.

L&T’s exit is part of a long-term strategy to focus on their Engineering Procurement Construction and Services business by using the proceeds for undetermined capital allocation decisions.

“This all-cash deal will help us create a much stronger balance sheet, thereby creating long-term value opportunities for our stakeholders by focusing on key aspects of business,” said S.N. Subrahmanyan, the CEO and Managing Director of Larsen & Toubro.

The sale is said to be one of L&T’s largest divestments so far in terms of value.

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Supermicro and Japan’s PFN produce world’s most efficient supercomputer

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Supermicro and Japan’s PFN produce world’s most efficient supercomputer

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Supermicro and Japan’s PFN produce world’s most efficient supercomputer

As the trend towards green technologies and increasing power costs continues, Supermicro celebrated their collaboration with Preferred Networks (PFN) to build the world’s most energy efficient supercomputer.

The MN-3 supercomputer achieved the first place ranking in the Green500 semi-annual industry assessment.

“The Green500 international recognition confirms that Supermicro delivers resource-saving, superior design, and high-reliability to the market,” said Charles Liang, the CEO and President of Supermicro.

The innovator in high-efficiency server technology achieved 15% higher efficiency compared to the previous Green500 record held by RIKEN in 2018. The MN-3 reached a record of 21.11 Gigaflops of performance-per-watt, delivering a total performance of 1.62 Petaflops. This was important for engineers, as performance-per-watt determines the cost of power and the cooling requirements to keep the system running.

After an exhaustive selection process, PFN partnered with Supermicro to develop the customised server, addressing a wide range of applications that require ultra-fast communications.

“Supermicro was excited to work with PFN on this exceptional system supporting machine learning and deep learning applications and energy efficiency,” added Mr. Liang.

The PFN solution is based on the Supermicro GPU server that utilises Intel Xeon CPUs as well as MN-Core boards developed by PFN for the training phase in deep learning.

“We can deliver outstanding performance while using a fraction of the power that was previously required for such a large supercomputer,” said Yusuke Doi, the VP of Computing Infrastructure at PFN.

The MN-Core boards were created after PFN determined they needed faster and more optimised solutions since the existing accelerators were not keeping up with customer demand.

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PFN Supercomputer

The supercomputer required out-of-the-box thinking to be able to fit two CPUs, four MN-Core boards, 6TB of DDR4 memory, multiple GPUs, and interconnects enabling ultra-fast communications between the GPUs.

Following the completion of the supercomputer, PFN and Supermicro achieved a cluster of 48 servers, four interconnect nodes and five 100GbE switches, with a total of 2,080 CPU cores and housed in a 7U high rack-mounted unit.

This efficient design will enable accelerated deep learning algorithms, empowering PFN to design new applications that address customers’ pressing requirements and Service Level Agreements at reduced operating costs.

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Advanced UPS battery system launched by South Korea’s Kokam

Advanced UPS battery system launched by South Korea’s Kokam

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Advanced UPS battery system launched by South Korea’s Kokam

A new advanced battery system for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) has been launched by South Korea’s Kokam.

The battery system is designed to support mission-critical facilities like data centers where seamlessly switching to full backup power supplies during power outages is crucial.

“With data center growth and grid instability, the UPS battery market is experiencing considerable expansion,” said Ike Hong, the President of Kokam.

The advanced solution uses innovative cell technology to achieve higher energy density and an increased power output of 8 C-rate.

“The launch of our new advanced battery system for the UPS battery market is aimed to provide a cost-effective and advanced solution to address the current grid stability challenges,” added Mr. Hong.

Kokam's new UPS battery system

Kokam’s new UPS battery system

With up to a 46% smaller footprint and 20% lighter design compared to traditional lead-acid systems, the new UPS battery is said to decrease total cost of ownership, which is already up to 40% less than conventional systems.

The South Korea-based lithium-ion battery and integrated energy solution provider was acquired by SolarEdge, a global leader in smart energy technology, in 2018. Since then, Kokam was awarded contracts to supply 40 MWh of energy storage systems in South Korea.

The country’s Government is giving incentives for the wide-spread installation of energy storage systems, as they plan to generate 35% of its power from renewable sources by 2040.

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Legrand Data Center Solutions launches in India to address $404m market

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Legrand Data Center Solutions launches in India to address $404m market

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Legrand Data Center Solutions launches in India to address $404m market

Legrand India has announced the launch of Legrand Data Center Solutions in the country to address a market size of US$403.8 million (3000 crores).

The data center solutions provider will bring together a portfolio of global brands, including Legrand, Cablofil, Numeric, Raritan and Server Technology under a single specialist team.

“Data centers in India are growing at a very fast pace. We are witnessing a growth of about 8.5%,” said Tony Berland, the Managing Director and CEO of Legrand India.

Companies across India are accelerating their digital adoption, with unprecedented levels of data consumption and surging cloud uptake. 

Data centers are crucial in meeting these rising digital demands by hosting critical applications and performing crucial tasks, which consume a huge amount of energy.

“We felt it is time to demonstrate our focus and support the data center market in India and make it future-ready,” said Mr. Berland.

Legrand Data Center Solutions provide modular, scalable and customisable solutions that are designed for agility in hyperscale and micro data centers. They have provided solutions to global players, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Colt and Equinix. 

“We are not diversifying. We are bringing multiple brands under one umbrella in India,” said Sanjay Motwani, the Business Head at Legrand Data Center Solutions.

Legrand Data Center Solutions aims to become a preferred vendor of choice in three to five years’ time, as data localisation laws in India continue to increase the needs for data centers.

“With the government sharing the cause for data center infrastructure development, there is more and more reason to believe that Legrand Data Center Solutions will have a compelling growth story unfolding for itself,” said Mr. Motwani.

Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand currently has an employee base of 6,000 in India with an ambition to expand to new frontiers and establish leadership. Today, data centers account for 10% of the Legrand Group turnover.

Earlier this month, property consultancy firm JLL revealed data center capacity will grow from 375 MW to 1,078 MW over the next five years due to increasing adoption of new technologies and impacting data localisation laws.

India’s data center market is poised for a bright future with more hyperscale and colocation data centers as long as the country commits to data localisation laws and harnesses the true power of cloud computing and Industry 4.0 technology like 5G, edge computing and the Internet of Things.

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What does the future hold for India’s data center market?

The need for data centers in India is growing exponentially, as data consumption by half a billion digital users is reaching unprecedented levels.

But how can you tap into this exciting market? And what is the best practice for data center operators and cloud service providers in the country?

Stay tuned for more fascinating webinars taking a deep dive into the data center and cloud markets in India!

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Discover power and cooling innovations keeping data centers alive

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Discover power and cooling innovations keeping data centers alive

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Discover power and cooling innovations keeping data centers alive

Power and cooling solutions for data centers are of critical importance to keep facilities and businesses online, especially as need the for data centers and greater data capacities continue to grow.

But running data centers are having worrying impacts on the environment by consuming approximately 1%-3% of the world’s electricity supply and pumping out 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

With social responsibilities to protect the environment and reduce energy costs rising, operators in Southeast Asia are exploring power and cooling solutions, including floating data centers, solar power and hybrid cooling.

That’s why the data center power market is set to exceed ~US$27 billion by 2024 and the value of data center cooling is expected to run past ~US$20 billion by 2024.

For our next digital event in our Data Center Series, you are invited to explore the latest sustainable designs and innovative power and cooling solutions to solve the pressing energy supply and environmental concerns.

Are you listening to your data center?

Metering and monitoring data center innovations are crucial for making sure facilities are up and running effectively and efficiently.

During a pre-show interview, we will be joined by Clinton Marshall, the Deputy Director for Solutions and Channel Development from our Platinum Sponsors at Legrand Data Center Solutions in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Marshall has vast experience in designing, consulting and implementing industry best-practice approaches to data center capacity, energy and infrastructure management.

“[Join me] to learn how power monitoring and measurement can be effectively used to meet demands, while simultaneously delivering an IT environment that is able to achieve evolving business, usage, regulatory, and financial goals,” said Mr. Marshall.

Mr. Marshall will also present a thought leadership presentation during the digital event.

Explore best practices and strategy for sustainable data centers

Many Governments around the world are implementing carbon neutrality regulations and green data center standards to improve efficiency and sustainability.

In our first panel session, we will be joined by Tamás Balogh, the Director of H1 systems, our Silver Sponsor.

Mr. Balogh is a data center infrastructure expert and consultant who has worked on several dozens of data center facility projects from scratch.

“I look forward to sharing our insights on how data centers can become more sustainable without compromising their SLA or budget,” said Mr. Balogh.

Mr. Balogh will also share information about H1 System’s recent prototype data center project in Europe as well as how the results from the project can be applied to more tropical environments in Asia Pacific.

“The current global crisis of COVID-19 and climate change crisis impacts our life significantly, and more and more directly,” added Mr. Balogh.

He identified that the ICT sector is making rapid changes to adapt to the situations similar to Governments, which impact the data center industry.

“Being prepared for sustainable data centers won’t be just an option in the future which makes present times very interesting,” said Mr. Balogh.

Mr. Balogh will be joined by Joshua Au, the Head for Data Centre and Information Technology Shared Services at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

As an expert and active member of the data center industry, Mr. Au will share how data centers can run with as little waste as possible, particularly considering that some facilities currently aste up to even 90% of the electricity they pull from the grid.

Discover power and cooling innovations keeping data centers alive

Data capacity demands are rising across the world, as more businesses are digitally transforming and Internet penetration is rising. This increases the need for higher power density and effective cooling in data centers.

With these rising demands, Southeast Asia’s cooling market is expected to grow to 926 million dollars by 2024 and the APAC power market is expected to grow by 8% annually.

To further explore the future trends and innovations in the data center power and cooling market, we will be joined by Mr. Marshall from Legrand Data Center Solutions and Wong Ka Vin, the Managing Director from DC1st, in our second panel session.

Mr. Marshall has gathered significant ‘real world’ customer insight and experience in developing best practice approaches to resolving challenges and reducing the complexity of day-to-day data center operations.

Mr. Wong brings with him over 30 years of executive management and leadership roles in the ICT industry and experience of designing and constructing data centers in Singapore and Indonesia.

Both panel sessions will be moderated by James Rix, the Associate Director of Arcadis UK, who is well versed in running data center projects across the whole data centre stack within 14 different countries around the world.

Register now to join your industry peers on Thursday 27 August to put these innovations under the microscope, as we strive for an efficient and environmentally friendly data center future.

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BDx makes history with first data center in Nanjing to receive Uptime Tier III Certification

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BDx makes history with first data center in Nanjing to receive Uptime Tier III Certification

Big Data Exchange (BDx) has made history with their new data center in Nanjing, which is the first facility in the city to achieve the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Design Documents.

The data center being constructed in Nanjing, China received the highly sought after certification by proving the facility required no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance.

“Ensuring that BDx meets, and even exceeds, the industry standards for our infrastructure is our top priority for all of our facilities, including our Nanjing data center,” said David Kim, the Chief Operating Officer for BDx.

The Nanjing data center known as NKG1 is powered by two separate 10 kilovolt feeders from two substations. The completion of this power source brings the BDx facility one step closer to launching.

“With 1,000 racks, the NKG1 facility is ideal for local organizations, Chinese OTTs and overseas companies looking to house their IT infrastructures in China,” said Sujit Panda, the Chief Technology Officer for BDx.

Upon the launch of the Nanjing data center, scheduled for October 2020, the facility will connect to the fully redundant command and control systems provided by the BDx Global Operating Platform. NKG1 is also strategically positioned to allow customers to interconnect across BDx clusters as well as public clouds and third-party data centers.

“The data center is strategically positioned along the newly defined Yangtze River Delta, one of the nation’s biggest inland ports, making it an ideal location for national and international businesses who want to grow their presence in China,” added Mr. Panda.

BDx announced the construction of their Nanjing data center back in February and would include 3,800 once fully completed.

“Its location and connectivity help BDx form a network hub designed to meet rising internet and cloud exchange demands from international and domestic customers,” said Bill Gao, the Executive Vice President and CEO for BDx China in February.

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