Huawei Cloud Expands Global Footprint with New Cairo Region

The new Cairo Region will offer Huawei's full stack of innovative cloud services to individual users, businesses and governments
The new Cairo Region will offer Huawei's full stack of innovative cloud services to individual users, businesses and governments
Huawei Cloud is expanding its footprint with the launch of a new cloud region in Egypt, becoming the first major public cloud provider in the country

Serving a wide range of customers in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Huawei Cloud has a strong focus on delivering powerful innovations.Today, Huawei Cloud is steadily growing its worldwide presence, recently launching a new cloud region in Cairo, Egypt – making Huawei the first major public cloud provider to establish a local region covering 28 countries across Africa.

Announced at the Huawei Cloud Summit in Cairo, the new Cairo Region will offer Huawei's full stack of innovative cloud services to individual users, businesses and governments in the region. This includes offerings like the DataArts data governance platform with GaussDB database, the ModelArts AI development pipeline and Huawei’s newly-announced industry-leading Arabic large language model.

“With the Cairo Region, we are bringing our most innovative technologies to the country to further support Egypt to unlock the potential of digital transformation,” said Jacqueline Shi, President of Global Marketing and Sales Services at Huawei Cloud. “Furthermore, the launch of the Cairo Region is an important step in Huawei Cloud being able to enhance our services to customers across 28 African countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia and Algeria.”

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Huawei Cloud has also released a new Arabic large language model (LLM), featuring 100 billion parameters trained on native Arabic data across industries like energy, finance and more. The model, Huawei says, has been trained with native Arabic data, ensuring an accurate understanding of the local culture, history, knowledge customs and more of the Arab world, rather than relying on a body of English work and translating.

“We believe that every country should have AI capabilities to preserve its local culture and that AI models should be developed and trained with local languages, enabling vertical industries to become more efficient,” Shi explained.

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In addition to the new cloud region, Huawei has also announced plans to make several major investments in the local ecosystem. This includes US$300m to establish the first public cloud region in Egypt, offering over 200 cloud services. Huawei has also pledged a further US$200m to support 200 software partners and 1,300 channel partners, while also announcing US$30m in training 10,000 developers and 100,000 IT professionals.

The Cairo launch comes on the heels of new Huawei Cloud regions opened in Turkey and Saudi Arabia last year. The second largest cloud services provider in China, according to research firm Canalys, Huawei Cloud now operates 33 geographic regions with 93 availability zones worldwide as it continues rapid global expansion of its public cloud services.

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