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Huawei Cloud goes live in Egypt

(Cairo, Egypt, May 24, 2024) Huawei launched a cloud region in Egypt on Tuesday, making it the first company to establish a public cloud in the region. The Cairo Region will offer the intelligent and innovative capabilities of Huawei Cloud and serve as a hub for North African countries.

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Huawei Cloud Cairo Region Goes Live

The announcement, made at the Huawei Cloud Summit 2024 in Cairo on Tuesday, adds to Huawei Cloud’s global presence of 93 availability zones in 33 regions.

Huawei Cloud also announced its new Arabic Large Language Model (LLM), an important step to support companies in the region with the digital transformation of vertical industries. The automatic speech recognition (ASR) service supports functions covering more than 20 Arabic-speaking countries, with an accuracy rate reaching 96%.

Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt, said: “Cloud computing technologies have become a key pillar of digital infrastructure in all developed countries, given the growing importance of data and its constant expansion. Egypt first launched a cloud computing policy through the Supreme Council of Digital Society, recognizing the importance of cloud computing technology and its economic and technological advantages. governments avoid wasting computing resources and allows their computing products the flexibility to use more resources without long-term planning.

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Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt

Zhang Chaoyang, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt, said: “We are happy to see that Huawei, as a leading global ICT and digital technology company, has been proactively integrated into the local digital innovation ecosystem since “It began operating in Egypt in 2000. Huawei has also played an active role in promoting the development of the local communications industry, cultivating young digital talents, and fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities.”

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Zhang Chaoyang, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt

Speaking at the Summit, Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Global Sales and Marketing Service, said that Huawei Cloud will also provide, in addition to LLM, capabilities such as artificial intelligence and databases, in support of Egypt Vision 2030.

“Starting today, everyone can start the digitalization journey on Huawei Cloud. With our unique capabilities in chipset, AI computing framework and training platform, we believe we can help the country develop its data sovereignty and possess great language models that are essential to protect and transmit the country’s history, culture and knowledge,” Shi said.

Shi added: “When we combine industry knowledge with technology, that is the way to really help the industry get the most out of the cloud. This is a shared mindset of our team. We believe that every industry should have its own LLMs.” specific”. Currently, Huawei Cloud serves more than 500 financial customers, 800 e-government projects, 120 operators, and the world’s top 30 automobile manufacturers.

Mark Chen, President of Huawei Cloud Global Solutions Sales Department, introduced the CHANGE architecture at the event. The architecture features a new cloud-native infrastructure, a comprehensive cloud technology (AI) platform, leading solutions for various industry scenarios, efficient and comprehensive professional services and expert consulting services, which can provide better services, more efficient and valuable to clients in finance. , government affairs, e-commerce, media and various other industries.

“We believe this is the best practice architecture for today’s digital transformation. Digital transformation is a complex systematic project, and enterprises must respond to industry transformation and upgrading challenges with systematic thinking and innovative architectures,” Chen said. .

At the Summit, Huawei also announced that it will invest $300 million over five years to develop the new region of Egypt. The funds will go towards more than 200 cloud services, including artificial intelligence platforms, data platforms and development platforms. To foster a thriving ecosystem, Huawei will support 200 local software partners, empower 1,300 channel partners, and ultimately build a thriving local software and application ecosystem. Over the next five years, Huawei will train 10,000 local developers and educate 100,000 digital professionals in the region to drive intelligent transformation.

Huawei Cloud also announced at the Summit updates to its startup program in Egypt, including an advanced cloud platform, training programs and business resources. The Huawei Cloud Startup Program assigns dedicated teams to advise on startups’ cloud adoption and subsidizes their cloud consumption. A single startup can apply for cloud credits worth up to $150,000.

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