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Chinese tech giant plans to open Bahrain data center

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Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings, will launch an internet data center in Bahrain by the end of 2021, Bahrain said on Monday.

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The memorandum of understanding Tencent signed with Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) is part of Bahrain’s efforts to become a regional cloud computing hub, to diversify its economy and to create jobs.

Amazon Web Services launched in the small Gulf state of Bahrain in 2019.

The EDB said in a statement the data center would be Tencent Cloud’s first public cloud infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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