Salem Al-Uzania, Board Chairman of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Communication and Information Technology, has spoken in favour of transforming Kuwait into a data centre region.
Al-Uzania, in a statement to the Kuwait News Agency, has confirmed that the authority as part of its strategy for the future is seeking to make Kuwait a regional data centre in line with the country’s Vision 2035 blueprint.
He made the comments on the sidelines of the Huawei Connect 2019 Tech4All Summit which had a theme of ‘How Inclusive Innovation Can Empower the World’.
The Kuwaiti Authority will soon sign a deal with the Iraqi Ministry of Communications to establish the Regional Communication Passageway that will connect Iraq with Kuwait and the two countries with Europe.
The project will facilitate data flow from the East to the West, he added.
He also revealed that the authority is also planning to establish a national data and information centre.
During the Huawei event Al-Uzania discussed the regional corridor for communications to be in tandem with China’s Silk Road enterprise.
The minister also said that Chinese officials had praised the Kuwait’s launch of 5G digital services.