Guo Ping announces plans to build cloud region in Saudi Arabia as part of Huawei Cloud

Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping said that Huawei would soon build a cloud region in Saudi Arabia. The hosting of the HUAWEI CLOUD region in the Middle East will boost local businesses and governments’ ability to access more robust and secure cloud services from Huawei.

The new cloud region will create new social and economic value in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East in line with their digital development strategies. Guo noted Saudi Arabia has already confirmed plans to become one of the world’s top 20 tech economies and in turn diversify its national industries.

 The executive confirms commitment to support digital transformation in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East region

“Going digital is now a key global consensus,“ noted Guo. “Over the past three years alone, many global enterprises have fully embraced digitalisation, with the top 10% of these organisations growing their revenue as much as five times faster than those who have not embraced digitalisation. Huawei’s own customers, partners, and developers can rely on our services to help industries in the region go digital.”

Huawei is already an active contributor in Saudi’s digital transformation process, Ping highlighted, as the company have helped local carriers connect over 5.5 Million people in remote areas. 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. Huawei also worked with industry leaders like Aramco on intelligent oil field operations.

Huawei has also pledged to cultivate talent for the regional artificial intelligence industry. In Saudi Arabia, Guo noted that Huawei would support the Kingdom’s effort to become one of the first countries to have a large-scale artificial intelligence model. According to Guo, this will help the country build more intelligent platforms in domains like Arabic-language identification, pharmaceutical research and develpment, disease detection, and many others.