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Cloud Computing's Impact on Middle Eastern Telecoms

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Over the last several years, the Middle East has witnessed a significant shift within teleco...

By Gemma O'Flaherty

Account Manager

Over the last several years, the Middle East has witnessed a significant shift within telecommunications, with one of the key drivers being the adoption of cloud computing. Cloud technology has been a game-changer, providing telcos with more flexibility, scalability, and cost-efficiency. As an expert telecommunication and cloud recruitment agency, First Point Group have seen first-hand how the landscape is changing. In this blog, I’ll discuss the growth in the market, the most sought-after telco cloud jobs in the Middle East and my market predictions.

Huge growth and an increasing market size

The Middle East's telecom cloud market has experienced huge growth the last three years. The public cloud services market size is expected to reach $9.8 billion (USD) by 2027 according to news site Zawya. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including increased demand for digital transformation, rising smartphone penetration, and the need for enhanced connectivity solutions. The potential for cloud computing is huge with a recent market report predicting that the global cloud computing market will be valued at $832 billion (USD) by 2025.

Hyperscalers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud have enhanced their data centre infrastructure ensuring that they have the capacity to meet the growing demand for cloud services. These technology hyperscalers recognise the potential of the Middle East telecom market and as such have invested heavily in establishing their presence in the region. 

The most in-demand cloud jobs in the Middle East

Given our vast experience in telecoms and network technology, we are one of the leading cloud recruitment agencies in Dubai, trusted by many hyperscalers and telecoms companies to grow their business. Currently, we are recruiting for many telco cloud jobs in the Middle East including: 

  • Sales Manager in Dubai. This role is for a world renewed mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) seeking to establish a footprint in this space
  • Sales Director (Enterprise) in Riyadh. This position is with a leading regional SaaS Solution provider, who are recruiting for a person to lead the Sales Activities in Saudi Arabia
  • IoT Sales Manager in Abu Dhabi. A leading holding company wants to upscale their IoT and AI solution sales in the public sector 
  • Solution Architect (Private Cloud) in Riyadh/Dubai. Multiple position for one of the leading Cloud hosting companies, looking for Solution Architects for the Presales activities, mainly with the Enterprise sector 
  • Key Account Managers in Dubai. These positions are with a leading telecommunication system integrator, who are looking for Sales Managers to upsell and cross-sell more cloud solutions into the MNOs operating in Middle East

Predictions for Cloud Computing in the Middle East technology industry

With increased recruitment in telco cloud, exciting times are ahead. Here are four of my predictions.

  • Increased migration to hybrid cloud: Middle Eastern telecom operators are expected to embrace hybrid cloud solutions, combining public and private clouds, to leverage the benefits of both. This approach allows companies to maintain sensitive data on private clouds while utilizing the scalability and cost savings of public cloud resources.
  • Edge Computing Integration: Edge computing, which enables data processing closer to the source, will gain traction in the Middle East's telecom industry. By reducing latency and improving response times, edge computing will enhance the performance of critical applications such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and autonomous vehicles.
  • Emphasis on Security and Data Privacy: As cloud adoption grows, vigorous security and data privacy will be paramount. Telecoms companies will invest further in advanced security solutions, such as encryption, identity and access management, and threat detection.
  • The potential for innovation: Cloud computing will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation within the telecom sector. Telecom operators, cloud providers, and startups will partner to develop new services and solutions. The future is exciting for telco cloud in the Middle East.

Cloud computing is changing the Middle East telecoms industry. With huge growth potential, cloud adoption will accelerate, empowering telecom operators with agility, scalability, and cost efficiency. As the industry embraces hybrid cloud, edge computing, and robust security measures, the Middle East is poised to become a hub for innovation, collaboration, and digital transformation in the telecom sector. 

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