Bahrain Telecommunications Company Batelco, has just opened its new enterprise data center in the Kingdom of Bahrain, precisely located in Hamala.

The opening ceremony was graced with the presence of H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications. He described the new data center as a project that aligns with the Fifth Telecommunications Plan for the development of the sector and the Kingdom’s digital economy.

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

“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 centers, and these are all indicators of very positive progress in the Kingdom’s digital economy.”

The newly launched data center spans an area of 12,236 square meters, with the ability to provide 2.7MW of total IT load capacity and can accommodate a total of 250 working cabins. With these features, the company claims that this facility marks the current largest data center for the commercial sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is now ready to provide hosting services for Enterprise customers.

“The establishment of a reliable and certified data center is part of the company’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. I would like to confirm that 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,” said Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Batelco.

Batelco offers its data infrastructure solutions through multiple geographically distributed data centers, including those run and managed by the company in Bahrain and its affiliates in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Jordan.