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Batelco opens Bahrain’s largest enterprise data centre to date

Site visited by senior government figures will have a key role to play in Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, cementing further digital developments.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 07, 2021 | 12:09 PM GMT

Telecommunications company Batelco has opened the doors of its latest data centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 

At 12,236 square meters, the company claims the site located in Hamala is the largest enterprise hosting facility in the Persian Gulf nation.

With a total capacity of 2.7 megawatts that services a total of 250 working cabins, the data centre has been launched in line with the Kingdom’s digital vision of modernising the public and private sectors over the coming years – a trend that is being repeated across Gulf nations.

The facility has been opened in the presence of H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and Chairman of Batelco Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

The operator said in a press statement that launch of this centre supports the Kingdom’s achievements in the telecommunications sector, which is in line with the Fifth Telecommunications Plan for the development of the sector, ensuring its readiness to support and develop the Kingdom’s digital economy.

Commenting on the launch, H.E. Engineer Kamal Bin Ahmed Mohammed, said: “The telecommunication sector is a key pillar in the success and prosperity of Bahrain’s economy, particularly the digital economy.  

“I am pleased to witness the recent remarkable developments in the telecommunication and Information technology sector, which is reflected in the development of mobile services such as the launch of 5G and broadband services, as well as digital solutions related to cloud computing, the Internet of Things and data centres, and these are all indicators of very positive progress in the Kingdom’s digital economy.”

Batelco Chairman Shaikh Abdulla added: “The establishment of a reliable and certified data centre is part of Batelco’s efforts to provide world-class facilities and keep up-to-date with the latest developments, especially in the field of data management and security

“Batelco is continuously developing the services provided to citizens, residents and the business sector, in line with the Fifth National Telecommunications Plan, and the vision of our wise leadership to achieve Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030, especially in the field of the digital economy,” he added.

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