Tencent’s cloud arm has formed a new unit to serve instead of competing with local carriers on Wednesday. Vice president of Tencent Cloud Shen Ke will lead the unit, which is set up under Tencent’s Cloud and Smart Industries Group (CSIG). Shen was vice general manager of Shanghai Unicom and general manager of Unicom Cloud. According to Shen, Tencent Cloud hopes to offer office services like mail systems to enterprises and build servers and intelligent low-carbon data centers for carriers. Shen stated Tencent and carriers were in a relationship with both partnership and competition, suggesting the new unit will focus on partnering to build solutions for clients. China Telecom’s Cloud arm took Tencent’s place to become the third-largest infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider, with 11% of the market share in China in the first half of 2022, according to IDC. [Caixin, in Chinese]