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Huawei crackdown

Huawei focuses on emerging markets as outlook in West remains dim

Chinese market accounts for 70% of sales, reversing past source of revenue

While overseas markets have been the driving force behind Huawei's growth, the company is now becoming more dependent on its home market.  (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

GUANGZHOU -- China's Huawei Technologies is betting on emerging markets to reinvigorate its overseas business, which at one time accounted for around 70% of its total revenue, as a U.S.-led boycott of the company continues to cloud its outlook in Western markets.

In June, Senegal opened a 70 million euro ($83 million) data center. Local media quoted President Macky Sall as saying at the opening ceremony that data from each province of the West African nation will go through the new facility. The center was built with a loan from the Chinese government, with Huawei supplying the telecom infrastructure.

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