Service sector

Ooredoo first telecom in Kuwait to obtain cloud service provider license from CITRA

Kuwait, Kuwait: Ooredoo Telecom, the first to introduce innovative digital services in Kuwait, announced that it was the first telecom in Kuwait to obtain the cloud service provider license from the Communication and IT Regulatory Authority (CITRA). The “Cloud Service Provider” license, which is new to Kuwait, was issued to Ooredoo following a thorough review of the company’s technical capabilities, cloud infrastructure robustness, security policies and safeguards. , data processing and storage procedures, as well as technical and security certifications. . CITRA’s review process ensures that Ooredoo strictly adheres to Kuwait’s data sovereignty and security requirements and follows international data protection best practices.

This comes at a time when cloud services are considered one of the modern and important technological revolutions to facilitate business procedures and make them available to institutions and individuals so that the public sector in Kuwait can benefit and become pioneers. in this area both at the regional level. and international levels.

In a statement regarding the license, Abdulaziz Yaqoub Al-Babtain, General Manager of Ooredoo Kuwait, said, “We are proud of this achievement, which represents a milestone in the history of Ooredoo Kuwait’s data center since its launching in 2017, which was designed with the highest standards and is the first mall to achieve Tier 3 certification in Kuwait, being the only one of its kind nationwide. We also want all data in our data center to be managed accurately and efficiently by a team of dedicated professionals.”

Al-Babtain added, “Ooredoo Kuwait’s data center was built with the highest levels of security and the latest technologies to provide cloud and cybersecurity services. The data center provides a suite of managed hosting services tailored to meet business and enterprise needs. These services are ideal for businesses and enterprises looking to better manage their data, platforms and applications.”

Al-Babtain added, “We are the only data center that provides stable and secure internet without interruption 24/7 from anywhere in the world with full security and privacy. We have successfully delivered 1250 days of uninterrupted data center services with no downtime and an average of 99.999%; and we have been able to win the trust of many companies.

Al-Babtain concluded, “These achievements are a direct result of Ooredoo’s ambitious strategy, which includes providing uninterrupted digital solutions to its customers and aims to enrich their digital experience. We pride ourselves on our continued dedication to our clients by providing the latest services that benefit businesses and institutions of all sizes, which has earned us the trust of major corporations in Kuwait. We always strive to achieve and maintain a leading position in the market and continue to provide our customers with enterprise-specific integrated services that will support them on their digital transformation journey.

It is worth mentioning that Ooredoo Kuwait’s data center is designed according to Tier 3 specifications with optimized procedures and processes based on industry standards. The data center is also unique in that it provides wired and wireless interconnection systems through FASTtelco – Subsidiary of Ooredoo Kuwait, where data center customers can avail of various services that help provide a secure connection. and ease of communication between sites with high quality encryption systems instead. programs (Network Layer vs. Application Layer).

Ooredoo is the only provider in Kuwait of this type of login and encryption systems. The center is fully equipped to provide an exceptional experience in services and solutions such as managed hosting services, CPE, cloud services, NOC and SOC in addition to an array of other services. This reiterates the company’s commitment to being a leading information technology solutions company and the company of choice for potential customers seeking ICT solutions, particularly addressing the needs of businesses and companies.

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About Ooredoo Kuwait:

Ooredoo Kuwait was established in December 1999 and is a member of the international Ooredoo group. The company offers mobile, broadband Internet and enterprise managed services tailored to the needs of customers and businesses. Ooredoo Kuwait operates in a number of telecommunications service providers in the region, such as Ooredoo Algeria, Ooredoo Tunis, Ooredoo Maldives and Ooredoo Palestine.

Ooredoo Kuwait has generated revenue of KD 602 ​​million as of December 31, 2021. Its shares are listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

For media inquiries:
Nazem Yousef Al-Ghabra – Senior Manager, Public Relations, Internal Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sponsorships
PO Box 613, Safat 13007, Kuwait
Email: nghabra@ooredoo.com.kw