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In depth: Huawei's plan to snatch Alibaba's cloud crown

Gung-ho tech giant poses threat to market leader, switching from hardware to services

Huawei's share in China's cloud computing market is rising sharply. (Source photos by Reuters)

Alibaba has for years sat atop China's cloud computing market, commanding a market share multiple times larger than longtime second fiddle Tencent.

But both internet giants are now fielding a challenge from upstart Huawei, which is refocusing on the growing, lucrative market after its smartphone business was hobbled by U.S. sanctions.

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