MOUNTAIN VIEW, California ( TheStreet) -- Google ( GOOG) plans to build three of its own data centers in Asia with an investment of more than $200 million.

The data centers will be in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Google has acquired land in each country. These would be Google's first fully-owned data centers in the Asia-Pacific region, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company currently owns and operates six data centers across the U.S., one in Finland and one in Belgium.

The move by the search giant comes as Internet traffic grows in the Asia-Pacific region.

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel

>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel

>To submit a news tip, send an email to: tips@thestreet.com.

If you liked this article you might like

Alphabet Is the Best Tech Stock to Own After the Correction

Alphabet Is the Best Tech Stock to Own After the Correction

Why I Like Amazon, Apple and These Other Stocks for February

Why I Like Amazon, Apple and These Other Stocks for February

The Best Jobs in America

The Best Jobs in America

2018 Super Bowl Ad: Kraft Attempts to Make 'Family' a Verb

2018 Super Bowl Ad: Kraft Attempts to Make 'Family' a Verb

How to Trade Apple Stock Ahead of Earnings

How to Trade Apple Stock Ahead of Earnings