Chinese ICT services provider and device manufacturer Huawei has announced it will invest more than US$100 million in infrastructure over the next three years to create cloud services in Chile, and which will also serve neighboring countries.
The plan was revealed during a meeting between the company’s CEO in Chile, David Dou Yong, and Chilean President Sebastián Piñera during the latter’s visit to China.
In an interview with Chilean daily El Mercurio, Dou Yong said Chile has many advantages for businesses, and is the principal country in South America in which to launch cloud services.
“Chile is a very interesting country for Huawei because it is the most advanced country in South America, and it has a very open market. It has very transparent policies and regulations, and we want to build Huawei Chile as a reference for the region and the world,” he was quoted as saying.
He said that, among Huawei’s priorities for growth in Chile, are its services offering to companies.
“We are in the initial phase, but Chile has great potential for the business market, and we aim to improve our relations with the public and private sectors.”
He also expressed the company’s interest in participating in the public tender to build Chile’s 5G network.
The news follows Google’s announcement last September that it will expand its data center in Chile three-fold with an investment of US$140 million.