Ooredoo partners with tech giant NVIDIA for AI revolution

Ooredoo Group announces collaboration with tech giant NVIDIA to become an NVIDIA Cloud Partner (NCP). (Photo/Ooredoo)

Ooredoo Group has announced a major partnership with tech giant NVIDIA.

In a statement on Saturday, Ooredoo Group said it is becoming an NVIDIA Cloud Partner (NCP) in line with the group’s strategy of becoming the leading digital infrastructure provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The partnership agreement was signed on the sidelines of TMForum’s DTW24 in Copenhagen in the presence of Ooredoo Group CEO Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo and NVIDIA Senior Vice President of Telecom Ronnie Vasishta.

According to Ooredoo, the group, through this collaboration, will leverage NVIDIA’s advanced accelerated computing platform to help enable the AI revolution in the MENA region.

In this regard, Ooredoo said it will capitalize on the on the significant market demand for accelerated computing and hyperconnectivity across its MENA footprint to develop an AI-ready platform powered by NVIDIA’s full-stack innovation across systems, software, and services.

“This platform will serve as a valuable resource, supporting governments and empowering enterprises and startups to securely process their private datasets, as well as produce valuable insights as tokens that power innovations for its users,” the statement read.

Ooredoo states governments, enterprises, and startups in Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, and the Maldives will have access to NVIDIA's latest full-stack AI platform through this collaboration.

Furthermore, the group also revealed plans to deploy thousands of NVIDIA Tensor Core GPUs in its AI data centres to support the region, enabling customers to leverage a state-of-the-art AI platform with advanced infrastructure, tools, and software in order to optimize processes and drive operational efficiencies across industries.

Customers will benefit from Ooredoo’s GPU-as-a-Service, which offers on-demand access to some of the most advanced AI and machine learning tools available - including one of the most transformative technologies available today, generative AI,” Ooredoo added.

Commenting on the collaboration, Ooredoo Group’s CEO Fakhroo said Ooredoo will be equipped to be at the forefront of the AI revolution in MENA, driving digitalization and innovation as the leading digital infrastructure provider in the region by implementing NVIDIA's full-stack platform for accelerated computing and generative AI.

“Working with NVIDIA, we aim to meet the significantly growing demand for accelerated computing infrastructure to support advanced AI models,” he added.

NVIDIA’s Senior Vice President of Telecom Vasishta expressed confidence in Ooredoo Group’s ability to invest in and deploy AI infrastructure and services as a tested regional telecommunications provider combined with deep enterprise and consumer relationships.