Huawei has signed an MoU with Pakistan to finance the first cloud centre in the country, as Prime Minister Imran Khan met with the founder and CEO of Huawei Ren Zhengfei in Beijing.
Huawei’s CEO also expressed his interest in making a huge investment in Pakistan, where previously a regional service centre was established.
The service centre currently has 600 IT professionals working. This new MoU signed revealed the company’s plans to establish a data centre in the country as well.
Elswhere, the tech giant is hopeful in its plans to succeed in rolling out 5G infrastructure across the country, as Pakistan plans the commercial deployment of 5G services by next year.
This cannot be said for other countries as last year, BT had revealed it would not allow the Chinese firm to bid for core 5G mobile network contracts, after also telling the FT newspaper that it had previously blocked the vendor from delivering similar core technologies to its 3G and 4G networks.
This is not the only reason why the telecoms giant has been hitting the headlines this week as it finds itself in the centre of a massive political scandal in Westminster.
Gavin Williamson has been sacked as defence secretary by UK Prime Minister Theresa May after accusations of leaking covert government discussions on Huawei’s role in helping build Britain’s 5G network, was placed on Williamson.
Last year, the US government called on its ‘allies’ to ban Huawei from telecoms infrastructure, over ongoing claims of state spying by the networking vendor.
Last week the Daily Telegraph reported that Theresa May had officially said yes to Huawei to help build Britain’s 5G network despite warnings from the US that stated that it poses a risk to national security.
Williamson told Sky News that he “swore on his children’s lives” that he was not responsible for the leak.