Huawei, has concluded plans to build its Public Cloud in Johannesburg, South Africa to provide cloud services to all sub-Saharan African countries.

A statement from the firm on Tuesday said the initiative was part of the company’s goal to accelerate its cloud business across the world.

It added that the ICT giant will hold a launching ceremony on November 14 in Cape Town for its first African station expected to be based in Johannesburg.

“The company believes cloud services are essential for digitization of economies and has expressed commitment to providing open, flexible, easy-to-use and secure cloud services, laying a solid foundation for a fully connected, intelligent world by bringing digital to every person, home and organization,” the statement noted.

Commenting on its globalization strategy, Deng Tao, Vice President of Huawei Cloud BU said, “Huawei Cloud was globalized since its inception because Huawei had been providing its products and technologies in the form of cloud services to partners like Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Orange (France), Telefonica (Spain) and China Telecom.

Since it was established in March 2017, the Huawei Cloud Business Unit (BU) has unveiled more than 120 cloud services in 18 major categories.

These cover more than 60 general solutions including SAP, high-performance computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT), Security, DevOps and more than 80 industry scenario solutions; covering manufacturing, e-commerce, gaming, finance and Internet of Vehicles (IoV), according to the statement.