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Palestinian Phone Company Offers Cloud Computing From Ramallah

  • PalTel wants to tap into data flows between Mideast and Europe
  • Capacity sold out, return on investment immediate, CEO says
Palestinian workers walk past the Stars and Bucks coffee shop in Manara Square on September 19, 2013 in Ramallah, West-Bank
Photographer: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Cloud computing is coming to the West Bank.

Palestine Telecommunications Co. has built a $10 million data center in Ramallah to position the Palestinian Authority as a networking bridge from the Middle East to Europe.