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New CSIS Report Examines Huawei’s Burgeoning Cloud Services Business in Emerging Markets

DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

While so much of the attention about Huawei’s role in emerging markets like Africa focuses on the company’s 5G technology, the reality is that the Chinese telco equipment giant is now expanding far beyond hardware, to offer a number of new services that are becoming increasingly popular and will allow the company deeper integration into a country’s digital economy.

Johnathan Hillman and Maesea McCalpin from the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. published a new report last week that examined 70 deals in 41 countries between Huawei and various governments and state-run companies for cloud infrastructure and e-government services.

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