July 18, 2024

Ooredoo And Nvidia Alliance Boosts AI Revolution In MENA

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Ooredoo Leverages NVIDIA’s Advanced Accelerated Computing Platform To Help Boost AI revolution In The Region and Collaboration to capitalise on significant market demand for generative AI, accelerated computing, and hyperconnectivity, seizing AI growth opportunities
Ooredoo Group And Nvidia Partnership Boosts AI Revolution In Mena Region-Image Source: - Ooredoo

Ooredoo Group recently announced it is becoming an NVIDIA Cloud Partner (NCP), aligned with its strategy of becoming the leading digital infrastructure provider in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

The agreement with NVIDIA 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.

Ooredoo Leverages NVIDIA’s Advanced Accelerated Computing Platform To Help Boost AI revolution In The Region

According to Industry sources, through this partnership, Ooredoo leverages NVIDIA’s advanced accelerated computing platform to help boost the AI revolution in the region. Capitalizing on the huge market demand for accelerated computing and hyperconnectivity across its MENA footprint, Ooredoo is developing an AI-ready platform powered by NVIDIA’s full-stack innovation across systems, software, and services.

From L To R – Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Group CEO, Ooredoo And Ronnie Vasishta, Senior Vice President of Telecom, NVIDIA

Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Group CEO, of Ooredoo, stated: “Implementing NVIDIA’s full-stack platform for accelerated computing and generative AI, Ooredoo is equipped to be at the forefront of the AI revolution in MENA, driving digitalization and innovation as the leading digital infrastructure provider in the region. 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, NVIDIA, stated: “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. 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.”

Digital Transformation In Industries With Next-Generation AI and GPU Offerings

According to Industry sources, through this collaboration, governments, enterprises, and startups in Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, and the Maldives will have access to NVIDIA’s latest full-stack AI platform.

Ooredoo plans to deploy thousands of NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs in its AI data centers to support the region, enabling customers to leverage a state-of-the-art AI platform with advanced infrastructure, tools, and software. This will optimize processes and drive operational efficiencies across industries.

Clients will benefit from Ooredoo’s GPU-as-a-Service, which offers on-demand access to some of the most advanced AI and machine learning tools available – including one of the most transformative technologies available today, generative AI.

As per Industry sources, Ooredoo Group’s partnership with NVIDIA is part of its larger focus to boost AI infrastructure in the MENA region while enabling enhanced security, optimized performance, and customization to align with local standards.

As a result, the nations where Ooredoo operates can establish local clouds, facilitating the development of local AI ecosystems and applications and reinforcing data security measures.

Ooredoo will be able to offer GPU-as-infrastructure, giving its customers the flexibility to integrate accelerated computing with their cloud solutions or directly host them on-premises. This ensures customers have the most efficient and tailored AI processing capabilities at their disposal.

The initiative is expected to drive economic growth, job creation, and technological innovation across the region by empowering customers with a state-of-the-art AI cloud platform. Ooredoo will work on the implementation in close coordination with the stakeholders in each country to ensure alignment with local requirements and to maximize the benefits of its AI initiatives to advance sovereign AI goals.

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