Zoom to establish R&D centre in Singapore

Zoom Video Communications will make Singapore home for its fourth research and development (R&D) centre — the others are in China, India and the United States.

As part of the move, it is looking to employ hundreds of engineering staff for the new operations, according to Reuters.

“We plan to immediately hire employees,” said Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Product and Engineering at Zoom.

The videoconferencing services provider will also double the capacity of its data centre in Singapore, which was opened in August as the first in Southeast Asia.

Demand for Zoom’s videoconferencing service has surged this year, with millions working and studying from home because of the pandemic.