Ooredoo bags media cloud deal from Al Jazeera

Middle East’s telecom service provider Ooredoo announced its media cloud deal with Al Jazeera Media Network.

The media cloud infrastructure will connect Al Jazeera’s main hubs in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Africa, as well as linking various bureaus around the world.

Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading communications company, will build cloud infrastructure using capacity on international fiber optic cables incorporating geographical diversity and resilience.

Al Jazeera, a growing media company, did not share its investment plans for the media cloud project that will improve its news sharing capabilities.

OoredooOoredoo said the cloud, which will be based on a mix of SDH and MPLS technologies, will enable Al Jazeera to share video, reports and breaking news with colleagues around the world, to prepare for broadcast on Al Jazeera news channels.

While the SDH network will provide high capacity synchronized circuits for critical video services, the MPLS network will provide cost effective circuits for medium priority services.

Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, chairman of Ooredoo, said: “In winning this bid against some of the world’s largest technology companies, we are showing that Ooredoo is a world-class provider of cutting-edge business solutions.”