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DUBAI (Reuters) – Chinese language know-how agency Huawei plans to determine a flagship retailer in Riyadh, the biggest such retailer exterior China, the Saudi authorities stated on Friday.
Huawei has signed a leasing contract with Saudi Arabia’s Kaden Funding for the shop that can permit the Chinese language firm to have direct entry to customers amid rising demand for digital services within the kingdom, the assertion stated, with out giving a date for the opening.
Saudi Arabia expects web utilization within the kingdom to extend from protecting 82.6% of the inhabitants in 2022 from 73.2% in 2017, the Ministry of Funding assertion stated.
Final yr the Saudi Authority for Information and Synthetic Intelligence and Huawei additionally signed an MOU to recognise Arabic language and character utilizing AI know-how and with the assistance of researchers from the dominion and Huawei.
America has instructed allies to not use Huawei’s know-how to construct new 5G telecommunications networks due to considerations it may very well be a car for Chinese language spying, an accusation the agency has denied.
Some telecommunication firms within the Gulf international locations, together with Zain’s Saudi unit Zain KSA, have signed offers to make use of 5G know-how from Huawei.
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