The GCC colocation market is estimated to be valued at US$235.752 million in 2019. Colocation services refer to renting out office space to storing servers, computers, and other hardware systems, to keep them safe. Colocation services also include redundant power supply and cooling components, coupled with physical security and housing space. Robust growth in the GCC region owing to widening economic and business operations is projected to support the growth of the colocation market during the forecasted period. The region is emerging as a hub for several economic operations that contributes to the market. Furthermore, development in the IT sector is expected to increase the market prospects.
IT and Telecom sectors are expected to hold a large share of the market.
Based on Industry Vertical, the GCC Colocation market is segmented into Telecom and IT, BFSI, Government, Healthcare, Energy, and others. The IT, Telecom, and BFSI sectors are projected to hold a significant share of the market owing to robust growth during the forecasted period. However, demand for colocation services by the Energy sector is anticipated to grow at an exponential rate with a surge in energy projects, particularly renewable energy projects. In April 2021, for instance, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia's private energy company, announced the construction of a utility-scale solar renewable energy project which is worth US$319 million in Sakaka. The project is calculated to generate 300MW of energy to fulfill the country’s growing energy demand. In UAE, to meet its target to generate 75% of its energy from renewable sources, Dubai laid out plans to add 600 MW of clean energy capacity in 2021. Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) invested US$1.2 billion in the development of the 1500 MW al-Dibdibah PV plant at Shagaya, which is scheduled to complete by the end of 2021. Rising projects in the region are anticipated to increase the market demand for colocation centers for storage and protection services.
Saudi Arabia and UAE are projected to dominate the GCC colocation market during the forecasted period.
Based on geography, the GCC colocation market is segmented into Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and others. It is projected that robust infrastructure and technology development in Saudi Arabia and UAE will increase their market share, making them a leader in the GCC colocation market. In Saudi Arabia, the development of King Abdullah Economic City, a US$100 billion project, is expected to open new opportunities for the market. Furthermore, robust growth in the IT, telecom and BFSI sectors is expected to drive market growth. Moreover, robust growth in the energy sector and the development of new projects are projected to support the market growth.
The coronavirus pandemic negatively impacted the market. With the outbreak of the virus, nationwide lockdowns were implemented that resulted in disruption in operations. Furthermore, halt in construction projects also impacted the market growth.
|Market size value in 2019||US$235.752 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of during the forecast period|
|Forecast Unit (Value)||USD Million|
|Segments covered||Type, Industry Vertical, And Geography|
|Regions covered||North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific|
|Companies covered||Equinix Inc., AT&T, NavLink, Meeza|
|Customization scope||Free report customization with purchase|
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