Batelco & iGA sign Framework Agreement for AWS Cloud Migration

March 27, 2018

Batelco and the Information eGovernment Authority Committed to Digital Transformation for the Kingdom of Bahrain

Batelco, the leading digital solutions provider in the Kingdom, is pleased to announce that is has been selected by the Information and eGovernment Authority to help implement the migration of a number of ministry platforms to the Amazon Web Services (AWS). The agreement is in line with the iGA and Batelco’s commitment to support the Government in its digital transformation strategy for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Under the terms of the agreement, Batelco will migrate a number of ministries onto the AWS platform, which will benefit Batelco and government entities in the Kingdom by saving time and resources through a simplified, streamlined process, as well as reducing the burden of follow-ups, protection and maintenance of their servers.

The selection of Batelco as the authorized partner for AWS in Bahrain supports the national government decision to migrate its Platforms to the AWS. This digital transformation and platform will be offering efficiency, scalability and flexibility, hence providing its users the opportunity to be innovative through its unique cloud facilities.

Batelco was chosen from among other operators as it is connected to the AWS regions through its global connectivity and Direct Connect Service.

Batelco Bahrain CEO Mohamed Bubashait said that Batelco appreciates the iGA’s trust in selecting Batelco to support the authority with their strategic plans and furthermore he commended the authority for their efforts towards digital transformation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

“We are proud to work alongside the iGA as they continue to facilitate communications and services between government entities while offering technical and knowledge-based support to the ministries and other government entities.”

“Batelco is delighted to be providing innovative services by partnering with leading institutions such as Amazon Web Services, a provider of digital cloud solutions,” Mr.  Bubashait said.

“AWS has helped us accelerate innovative services and expand into a variety of trusted digital platforms,” he added.

As the leading provider of digital and innovative services, Batelco is spearheading digital transformation in the Kingdom with a comprehensive portfolio of cloud products and services and through entering into strategic partnerships with other leading organisations.