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Rapid growth in regional cloud demand

USD 668.5mn

Value of GCC cloud market

41%

Annual growth rate cloud traffic in MENA

83%

Of regional traffic is projected to be consumed by cloud services

Cloud first policy

Cloud presents new opportunities for innovation, scalability and cost savings globally. Bahrain is committed to promoting and adopting a forward-thinking approach to data with its Cloud First Policy across both the public and private sector.

Three fundamental pillars

The Cloud First policy is fundamentally based on three pillars: Adoption of public clouds; a preference for cloud IAAS & SAAS across government IT; training options for Bahraini’s seeking to acquire cloud skills; and grant credit support for businesses transitioning into the cloud.

Testbed opportunity

With its Cloud First Policy alongside its business-friendly environment, Bahrain presents companies an opportunity to testbed, and launch innovative products across the region.

Skilled workforce

The ICT workforce in Bahrain is unique and highly educated. 70% of employees in the sector are locals, 89% of which hold bachelors or masters degrees & 90% are fluent in both Arabic & English. Bahrain is committed to further developing this talent base via government supported training options.

Global connectivity

Bahrain lands 6 terrestrial and submarine cables (FOG, FALCON, GBI, TGN-Gulf, KFC, and GCCIA), and offers redundant routes to Europe and the Far East that help maintain a competitive advantage in e-business. Further cables are under development. Licensing for additional stations and cables into Bahrain is available for investors.

Competitive regulatory environment

Bahrain’s telecom sector is the most liberalized in the GCC. This has stimulated a telecom market that offers competitive pricing and high quality services.

World class regulation

Alongside its Cloud First Policy, Bahrain is committed to developing world class regulation to create an enabling environment for both businesses and consumers.

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Mohamed Al Khalifa

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