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Ooredoo breaks ground on three new Data Centres

2022-08-02 - 02:30 GMT
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  • Ooredoo breaks ground on three new Data Centres

Mobilk - Ooredoo has begun construction on three new state-of-the-art Data Centres in Barka, Salalah and Sohar to support local businesses and the community in each area by offering world-leading cloud storage, data recovery and cyber security options. 

Launching the foundations of the site in Salalah, the CEO, Noor Al Sulaiti and CTIO, Dr Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri were in attendance with members of Ooredoo’s senior management team. 

Dr. Ahmed said “Our state of the art data centres mark our progress towards achieving the objectives of Oman’s Vision 2040. Each site forms the cornerstone of the modern infrastructure required to meet the requirements of a rapidly-growing digitally-enabled society and the demand for hosting and digital data processing.”

In March 2021 the company launched its new flagship Data Centre in Muscat, completing construction well ahead of schedule – a new record for Ooredoo. The centre was fully operational immediately and is a Tier 3 data centre with a power capacity of 2.5 Megawatts and guaranteeing availability of 99.982%+, according to an internationally-recognised framework. The Data Centre provides a local solution for hosting and data processing for both Ooredoo and data2cloud, allowing both organisations to deliver an outstanding experience to customers.

Each of the new Data Centres will be rated as Tier 3 and have a capacity of more than 500 racks, complimenting the growing range of technical facilities operated by Ooredoo across the country. The sites in Salalah and Barka will also provide cable landing facilities to ‘2Africa’ (2AF), the longest subsea cable system ever deployed, and joining a global consortium of communications operators in connecting 33 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe with a submarine cable spanning 45,000km.

Construction is expected to ready to accept 2Africa equipment by the end of March 2023 and to be fully operational by the end of August 2023. As part of Ooredoo’s in-country value initiative, local products and suppliers will be used where possible to support the project, under their “Oman Products First”. Once complete, the Data Centres will form a key component in Oman’s digital transformation journey. 

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