Ooredoo's Oman data centre nears completion

01 December 2020 | Abigail Opiah


Ooredoo has announced that its data centre in Boushar, Northeastern Oman has reached its next stage of completion.

The company said that the completion coincided with the Sultanate’s 50th National Day, and added that it marks a major breakthrough in the project, which, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, has been achieved in eight months.

Once completed, the infrastructure will be able to manage the requirements of the growing demands for local hosts and digital data processing in Oman, according to the company’s written release.

Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Ooredoo, said, “We strive to meet the needs of our customers and support Oman on its digital transformation journey.

“This ultra-modern Data Centre is part of our efforts to meet the rapidly growing demand for hosting and data processing.

“The completion of the major civil work means that our flagship building of the Ooredoo Bousher Data Centre is there for the public to see, a proud symbol of our efforts to support and promote the national economy.”

Ooredoo continues to invest in the local market and is creating hundreds of direct and indirect job opportunities, and is set to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. Specific for this project, the “Omani products first” initiative was put in place.

Over the years, the telecoms company has supported businesses in Oman and serving customers across a multitude of economic sectors.

The company also continues to introduce the latest communications technologies and innovative products and services for its customers’ digital lives across the Sultanate.