New Delhi: Amazon, the e-commerce giant, will open a new cloud service called Creative Cloud in India this week, the country’s government said.
The move comes as India seeks to attract foreign tech companies, including Facebook, to its $100 billion e-retail industry, where foreign investors have a vested interest.
Amazon and Facebook declined to comment.
The cloud service is set to open by early next year, the government said in a statement, adding that the government will soon make details of the service available to the public.
The company has also started accepting payments for products on the Creative Cloud platform, it said.
Amazon is known for its cloud services, such as Prime Video, but the company also offers other services such as video streaming and a global app store.
The world’s second-largest e-tailer is in talks with Apple, Google and others to open its cloud service.
In May, Amazon agreed to pay $1 billion for video-on-demand services.
Amazon’s move comes after Prime Video reached a milestone in the Indian market, earning nearly $500 million for its third year in the market.
The video service has been the target of threats by India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its decision to block access to the service to the Indian masses, which the BJP says is a move to stifle free speech.