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Batelco and Huawei officials at the signing ceremony.

Batelco, Huawei sign partnership agreement

MANAMA, October 24, 2018

Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco has signed up Huawei to build an uptime institute certified tier III data centre for the company.

This is based on the company’s vision towards digital transformation and expansion in new growth areas, and as part of its strategy to provide smart digital solutions to the public and private sectors through a coherent and integrated system, that includes infrastructure for storing and managing data, said a statement from Batelco.

The agreement, a significant development in the field of data management technology and cloud computing, was signed by Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait and An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Middle East Region, at the recently held Gitex expo in Dubai.

With power capacity of 1.3 MW, the Tier III data centre will offer customers the most reliable and scalable facility in the Kingdom and contribute significantly to the Kingdom’s digital infrastructure.

Customers will also benefit from continuous support from the Company’s 24-hour Network Operations Centre and business-continuity management facilities for both the public and private sectors, enabling customers to benefit from a high degree of quality, safety and reliability, it stated.

Following the signing, Bubashait said: "Investment in IT infrastructure, especially data warehousing and processing, is a priority for the company as part of its strategy to deliver smart digital solutions including data storage and cloud computing solutions."

“Batelco’s plans to develop world class Data centre services and advanced infrastructure are in line with the Kingdom’s vision and aspirations to maintain Bahrain’s position as a leader in the region’s ICT industry and data economy,” he added.

Jian said that Huawei was very pleased to join forces with its long-term partner Batelco to deliver the new Tier III Data Centre at the Company’s Hamala Campus.

"The Centre will be built to world class specifications to ensure the highest levels of availability, maintainability, resilience and seamless business continuity to support Batelco’s growing operations," he noted.-TradeArabia News Service

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