The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) issued the "Data Center Services Regulations" document, as part of its efforts to keep pace with the rapid development in the communications and technology sector, as well as promote digital transformation in all sectors all over the Kingdom.
CST stated that the document aims to create a suitable environment for the sector's expected growth, motivate investments in data centers, and promote fair competition, in addition to achieving optimal use of the communications and information technology sector's infrastructure, and promote advanced and environmentally friendly data centers.
CST also outlined that the regulation will enhance service quality, protect users, and attract data center service providers, which in turn will attract other high-quality investments, such as cloud computing service providers, game publishers, video streaming service operators, and content delivery networks. This is part of CST’s continuous endeavor to localize and enhance digital services in the Kingdom.
The regulation will also contribute to the implementation of policies, plans, and programs designed to develop investments in the data center sector, as well as enhancing the Kingdom's position as a regional hub in the region and a destination for investors and entrepreneurs.
CST calls on all data center service providers to review the document and register via CST's portal prior to the enforcement date of the document 1/1/2024.
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