In a recent event, the 2023 Pakistan International Energy Summit, Hank Shao, Managing Director of Huawei Cloud Pakistan, emphasized the significant role Huawei Cloud plays in driving the development of Pakistan’s digital economy. The country is currently witnessing a flourishing period of internet and digital services, with Huawei Cloud at the forefront of this transformation.
Having entered the Pakistani market in 1998, Huawei has established itself as a key player, employing over 3,200 local professionals and achieving an impressive localization rate of 91%. In 2018, Huawei further expanded its services by launching the “Huawei Technical Support Center,” which provides remote technical support to numerous countries.
Shao highlighted the four major sectors that constitute Huawei’s business in Pakistan. Firstly, the company serves more than 10 Pakistani operators, providing them with operator services. Secondly, Huawei’s enterprise business caters to local organizations, large enterprises, and government agencies across various sectors such as public security, health, education, energy, and finance. Thirdly, Huawei Cloud offers resident cloud platforms and public cloud services to meet the growing demand for cloud services in Pakistan. Lastly, Huawei is actively involved in the digital energy sector, delivering innovative solutions such as smart photovoltaics, data centers, and site energy solutions to Pakistani customers.
Cloud services, which enable digital transformations in various industries, including the energy sector, are a key focus for Huawei. Shao mentioned that Huawei Cloud primarily serves large government and enterprise customers, extending its services to sectors like government, education, energy, and telecommunications. Additionally, Huawei is collaborating with local partner Khazana to establish FSI Cloud, a secure and reliable local cloud data center resource for financial customers, set to be launched in July.
Shao emphasized the wide deployment of cloud solutions in crucial sectors like government, education, and telecommunications, supporting essential business processes, big data governance, and application innovation. Local partners, including Khazana, CMPak, and Abacus, play a vital role in Huawei’s efforts to drive digital transformation in Pakistan. The company believes that cloud services offer significant advantages in terms of cost savings, process optimization, and enhanced efficiency, making them widely recognized and welcomed in the current economic landscape.
Recognizing the importance of nurturing local talent, Huawei has made significant progress in training Pakistan’s youth. Initiatives such as the Huawei ICT Academy, Seeds for the Future program, and the ICT international competition have been instrumental in developing thousands of technical talents in the ICT field each year. Shao expressed Huawei’s commitment to fostering more local cloud talent to serve Pakistan’s digital future.
In a bid to further accelerate digital innovation, Huawei will host the Cloud Carnival Pakistan on June 20. The event will feature discussions on topics such as DevOps, AI, and Big Data, unveiling new blueprints for local partners and developer groups.
Huawei’s steadfast commitment to Pakistan’s digital economy, its partnerships with local entities, and its focus on talent development position the company as a key driver of Pakistan’s digital transformation journey. With Huawei Cloud leading the way, Pakistan is poised to unlock endless opportunities across government, finance, energy, telecommunications, and various other industries.