Al Jazeera to build 'global media cloud'

Under new deal signed with Ooredoo, the network will be able to instantly share content among bureaus around the world.

    Al Jazeera to build 'global media cloud'
    L-R: Al Jazeera acting director general Mostefa Souag, Al Jazeera chairperson Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, Ooredoo chairperson Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani and Ooredoo CEO Saud Bin Nasser Al

    Al Jazeera Media Network has signed an agreement with telecommunications provider Ooredoo to build a "global media cloud" connecting its international bureaus.

    The deal, signed at Al Jazeera's Doha headquarters on Monday, will enable the network to instantly share videos and breaking news among its main hubs in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Africa, along with various bureaus around the world.

    "Al Jazeera aims to build the world's most trusted media network, reaching people no matter who or where they are, and we have chosen Ooredoo as a partner to enable us to achieve this vision," Al Jazeera chairperson, Hamad bin Thamer Al Thani, said.

    "[This deal] will help us bring the latest news and information to our viewers wherever the story breaks."

    The cloud, which will be built using existing capacity on international fibreoptic cables, will blend synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) technologies.

    The SDH network will provide high-capacity synchronised circuits for critical video services, while the MPLS network will provide additional circuits for medium-priority services.

    "Al Jazeera is a globally-recognised brand, and Ooredoo is proud to be building infrastructure that will enable the company to take its coverage to the next level," Ooredoo chairperson Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani said.

    Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera has more than 70 bureaus around the world.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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