By Yi Wei Wong

Zoom Video Communications Inc. plans to open a new research and development center in Singapore, where it will hire hundreds of engineers.

The video-conferencing technology company will also expand its co-located data center in the country, aiming to double its data-center capacity in Singapore.

"We plan to immediately hire employees, leveraging Singapore's highly educated engineering talent pool. Our new research and development center and data center will play a critical role in Zoom's continued international growth," said Velchamy Sankarlingam, president of product and engineering for Zoom.

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