Ooredoo & NVIDIA to Collaborate in MENA by Pioneering AI

The agreement was signed during TMForum’s DTW24 in Copenhagen
Ooredoo Group will become a NVIDIA Cloud Partner (NCP), to become a leading digital infrastructure provider in MENA & power the AI revolution in the region

Ooredoo Group has shared that it is becoming an NVIDIA Cloud Partner (NCP), aligned with its goal to become a leading digital infrastructure provider in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. 

In this collaboration, Ooredoo will utilise NVIDIA’s advanced computing platform to propel the AI revolution across MENA.

Ooredoo to develop AI-ready platform powered on NVIDIA’s systems to accelerate computing and hyperconnectivity in MENA

Telecommunications giant Ooredoo builds wireless towers, is a leader in financial technology and an expert in subsea cable ventures. Ooredoo's strategy is to transform into a telecom and infrastructure holding with a de-layered multi-business structure and to become the neutral carrier of choice, creating synergies across its ecosystem while ensuring business sustainability and expansion.

Computer hardware manufacturer NVIDIA is based in Santa Clara, US, and aims to explore edge solutions for businesses, with its offerings transforming possibility into real-world results. NVIDIA assists data centres in leveraging GPU technology, designing software platforms and supporting ecosystem partnerships. Power consumption is one of the biggest costs for running a data centre and NVIDIA aims to manage this sustainably. 

The partnership agreement was signed during TMForum’s DTW24 in Copenhagen, in the presence of Ooredoo Group CEO Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo and NVIDIA Senior Vice President of Telecom Ronnie Vasishta.

The event was attended by our sister publication, Mobile Magazine

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Together, Ooredoo will develop an AI-ready platform which is powered on NVIDIA’s systems, software and services, to accelerate computing and hyperconnectivity in MENA. As a team, Ooredoo and NVIDIA will meet MENA’s expanding market demand. 

This collaboration will also be supported by governments, enterprises and startups from across Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, and the Maldives, who will have access to NVIDIA's latest full-stack AI platform.

This platform will be a valuable resource, assisting governments and supporting enterprises and startups to securely process their datasets, as well as produce valuable insights to power innovations for its users.

Ooredoo will deploy its NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs in its AI data centres which will enable customers across the region to use the AI platform with advanced infrastructure, tools and software, to drive efficiencies across businesses.

Ooredoo collaboration with NVIDIA will increase AI infrastructure in the MENA region, while also:
  • Enabling enhanced security
  • Optimising performance
  • Customisation to align with local standards

As a result, the countries where Ooredoo runs its operations will be able to establish local clouds, leading to the development of AI ecosystems and applications which will support data security measures.

The initiative will drive economic growth, job creation and technological flair across the region by empowering customers with the AI cloud platform.

AI digitalisation and innovation between Ooredoo and NVIDIA

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Group CEO at Ooredoo, says that implementing NVIDIA's full-stack platform for accelerated computing and generative AI, will mean that Ooredoo is equipped to be at the forefront of the AI revolution in MENA.

“Ooredoo will drive digitalisation and innovation as the leading digital infrastructure provider in the region,” said Aziz. “Working with NVIDIA, we aim to meet the significantly growing demand for accelerated computing infrastructure to support advanced AI models.”

Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom at NVIDIA, sees this collaboration as a way for customers to make the most out of AI. 

“As a trusted regional telecommunications provider, Ooredoo Group combines deep enterprise and consumer relationships with the ability to invest in and deploy AI infrastructure and services,” said Ronnie. “By providing NVIDIA’s full-stack AI computing platform to customers, Ooredoo will help make it easier for their customers to deploy generative AI applications and services.”

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