Google Cloud has appointed Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban as managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region (META) to lead enterprise sales for Google Cloud across the META region. He will support current and future Google Cloud customers and partners to accelerate their digital transformation and drive the growth of Google Cloud in these areas.

Read more: Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban to head Google Cloud as MD in META region

As part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy to drive growth across the Saudi digital economy,
The Council of Ministers has approved a reduced electricity tariff bundle for Saudi-based public cloud computing operators, according to regional news agency reports.

Read more: Saudi Arabia to slash power cost for cloud operators

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced a collaboration with NEC Corporation to deliver 5G solutions built on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform.

Read more: Red Hat, NEC offer telco cloud infrastructure for multiple 5G use cases

Tencent Cloud, the cloud computing subsidiary of the multinational Chinese tech firm, announced its collaboration with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) in opening an Internet Data Centre (IDC) in the country. This will be the first Tencent Cloud public cloud infrastructure to be deployed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Read more: Tencent Cloud to launch its first public cloud infrastructure in MENA

Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital and the region’s trusted IT security advisor, has launched Cyber Edge X, a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering that helps organizations redefine their perimeter security in the cloud.

Read more: Help AG allows organizations to redefine their perimeter security in the cloud

Intel and Google Cloud announced a collaboration to develop telco cloud reference architectures and integrated solutions for communication service providers to accelerate 5G deployment across multiple network and edge locations.

Read more: Google Cloud, Intel join forces for innovations in 5G Networks and Edge deployments

PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, has expanded its advanced Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services to include both Universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, supporting companies that plan to leverage the benefits of digital transformation and cloud-based services.

Read more: PCCW Global expands its SD-WAN services portfolio

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