During the LEAP Conference in Riyadh, Huawei Rotating Chairman, Guo Ping has announced that Huawei plans to build a cloud region in Saudi Arabia. However, more details related to the specification, location, and timelines were not shared.
The Huawei cloud region allows more access to cloud services to the business and governments in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Huawei has also signed a strategic agreement with local telco STC to set up local data centers in the Kingdom.
This Huawei deal will provide manufacturing facilities for data center equipment and hardware established in Saudi Arabia. At present, Huawei Cloud is situated in Singapore, Bangkok, Thailand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Mexico City, Mexico, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Santiago, and Chile.
Guo Ping, Rotating Chairman explained that over the past three years alone, many global enterprises have fully embraced digitalization, with the top 10 percent of these organizations growing their revenue as much as five times faster than those who have not embraced digitalization.
Adding to this, he said, “Huawei’s own customers, partners, and developers can rely on our services to help industries in the region go digital.”
Furthermore, a Huawei executive said in a statement that “For the past 17 years, the company has assured stable Saudi telecom networks during major national events such as the Hajj that demands high-quality networks.”
At last, Ping said Huawei has pledged to support this endeavor and particularly working with Saudi Arabia to develop a large-scale AI model to be used in language identification, medical research and development, and disease detection among others.