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Rapid growth in regional cloud demand

USD 2.2bn

Value of MENA cloud market, expected to reach USD $5bn by 2022


Annual growth rate cloud data centre traffic in MENA, the highest growth rate in the world


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 and cloud computing opportunities with our Cloud First Policy across both the public and private sector.

Four fundamental pillars

Our Cloud First Policy is based on four fundamental pillars: Adoption of public clouds; a preference for cloud IAAS & SAAS across government IT; training options for Bahrainis seeking to acquire cloud skills; and grant credit support for businesses transitioning into the cloud.

Testbed opportunity

With our Cloud First Policy and business-friendly environment, Bahrain is the perfect testbed for cloud infrastructure companies to launch innovative products across the region. From 2016 to 2021, the MENA region is expected to have the highest cloud traffic growth rate at 35% CAGR (Cisco). 

Ready to support cloud computing for businesses

Business ready

MENA’s IT spending is expected to grow 3.4% in 2019 to reach $155.3bn, with software leading a 12.7% growth and IT services at 4.5% growth. (Gartner)

Revenue from Cloud based virtual desktop infrastructure is forecasted to continue growing at an annual rate of 12% over the 10 year period to reach USD $1.5bn by 2023. (Visiongain)

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 services. 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.

Who’s Here:

These companies are already enjoying the opportunities within cloud computing for businesses in Bahrain.

Additional resources

A compilation of ICT sector resources and data to download and read at your convenience.

Data Centers Fact sheet

An overview and factsheet on the Data Centers in Bahrain, outlining why Bahrain is your next opportunity.


Get in touch

Want to learn more about cloud computing for businesses in Bahrain? Our team at Bahrain EDB are well versed in cloud computing investment as well as other aspects of cloud software and services.

Khaled Abdulla

Senior Executive

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