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Colocation Data Center Statistics, Kuwait
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Kuwait is one of the richest and most well developed countries in the Middle East, which combines with its very central location in the region has made a lot of western busiensses establish presence there.
The country is relatively small with less than 18.000 square kilometers and a population of only about 3,4 million people. The country faces the Persian Gulf as well as the neighboring countries such as Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and as well as with those countries the primary business in Kuwait is oil. The capital city is Kuwait City located at the east coast, which also functions as a landing location for the submarine cable FOG that connects the country to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai in UAE (United Arab Emirates), of which Dubai is an alternative data center location worth considering when looking for a co-location data center in the region.
Kuwait facts from the CIA World Factbook:
Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August
general assessment: the quality of service is excellent
domestic: new telephone exchanges provide a large capacity for new subscribers trunk traffic is carried by microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and open-wire and fiber-optic cable a cellular telephone system operates throughout Kuwait, and the country is well supplied with pay telephones
international: country code - 965 linked to international submarine cable Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) linked to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE via the Fiber-Optic Gulf (FOG) cable coaxial cable and microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia satellite earth stations - 6 (3 Intelsat - 1 Atlantic Ocean and 2 Indian Ocean, 1 Inmarsat - Atlantic Ocean, and 2 Arabsat)
Internet hosts: 3,289 (2008)
Internet users: 900,000 (2007)