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|24 October, 2018

Batelco and Huawei sign partnership agreement

Huawei to Build Uptime Institute Certified Tier III Data Centre for Batelco

Batelco and Huawei sign partnership agreement

Manama, Bahrain: Based on the company’s vision towards digital transformation and expansion in new growth areas, and as part of its 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, Batelco signed a partnership agreement with Huawei, who will build an Uptime Institute Certified Tier III Data Centre for 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, in the presence of members of the Executive Management from both companies on Wednesday 17th of October 2018 during GITEX 2018, held at the World Trade Centre, Dubai.

With power capacity of 1.3 MegaWatt, 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.

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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.

Following the signing, Mr. 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.

An Jian, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Middle East Region said that Huawei is 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.

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This press release has been issued by Batelco Corporate Communications & Marketing Department. For further information, please contact Public.Relations@btc.com.bh  / Fax +973 17611898

About Batelco 

Batelco Group is headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain and listed on the Bahrain Bourse. Batelco has played a pivotal role in the country's development as a major communications hub and today is the leading integrated communications’ provider, continuing to lead and shape the local consumer market and the enterprise ICT market. Batelco has been growing overseas via investing in other market-leading fixed and wireless operators.

Batelco Group has evolved from being a regional Middle Eastern operation to become a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 geographies, namely Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Maldives, Diego Garcia, St. Helena, Ascension Island and the Falkland Islands. 

www.batelco.com 

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