Huawei establishes cloud centre in Saudi Arabia

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye
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Huawei Technologies has established a cloud data centre in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia in an effort to expand its online service offerings in the Middle East and North Africa.

According to a business official during a conference, the cloud data centre in Riyadh, Huawei’s 30th globally, would serve government services for the Saudi Arabian kingdom and enable AI applications and Arabic language models.

“The implementation of Huawei cloud is not just about us, but is a bridge that will bring other Chinese companies to Saudi Arabia,” the company’s regional president, Steven Yi said.

He said that Huawei opened its regional headquarters in the Saudi capital this year, saying that the move would aid in the growth of the nation’s digital economy.

After this year, Saudi Arabia has already stated that it will not execute contracts with foreign businesses that do not have regional headquarters there.

Huawei announced in February that it would spend $400 million over the course of five years in the Saudi Arabian cloud market.

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