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TDRA commends Amazon for launching its Cloud Data Centre Region in UAE


ABU DHABI, 1st September, 2022 (WAM) -- The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) praised the tech giant Amazon for the launch the new "Amazon Web Serves Middle East (UAE) Region" in the UAE.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), through its new data centres, will be able to provide many innovative services and solutions to companies operating in various fields such as healthcare, financial services, advertising, marketing, manufacturing, travel and hospitality, among others.

Majed Al Mesmar, TDRA Director-General, said, "This step reflects the leading position of the UAE as a digital economy hub. It also signifies the confidence of major international companies in the advantages available in the UAE. We consider this step as a milestone in our race to a sustainable digital future, which we build in partnership with the private sector, as a reflection of our wise leadership vision to consolidate a comprehensive and integrated digital life."

"This step corresponds to the increasing importance of cloud computing, which has become an integral part of the root technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution era. We commend the tireless efforts of TDRA’s team in coordination with the service providers to provide advanced ICT infrastructure for Amazon, which enabled it to complete this project on schedule. We also thank the government entities that supported this achievement, including Abu Dhabi Investment Office, Dubai FDI, Dubai Digital Authority, local customs authorities, and many others," Al Mesmar added.

Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz, Vice President of World-Wide Public Sector EMEA Sales, commented, "By leveraging the new AWS UAE Region, there are more opportunities for government organisations and industry to harness the power of the cloud to accelerate innovation and digital transformation in line with the UAE’s economic and national agendas."

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