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Zain Saudi posts H1 net profit of SAR 260 million after loss year earlier

Published 15 Jul 2019 09:21 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia's net income increased to a record-high SAR 260 million in the first six months of 2019, after a SAR 115 million loss a year earlier. Revenue went up by 17 ...

STC launches maintenance centre accredited by Apple

Published 10 Jul 2019 16:01 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC has launched a maintenance and technical support centre for smart devices, accredited by Apple. Young Saudis specialised in maintaining Apple products and ...

Terra Drone sets up UAV inspection joint venture with Saudi firm

Published 10 Jul 2019 12:27 CET | Saudi Arabia

Terra Drone has signed an agreement with Saudi company NDT Corrosion Control Services Company (NDTCCS) to establish a joint venture called Terra Drone CCS, focusing on the ...

Mobily appoints new CFO

Published 08 Jul 2019 13:44 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily has announced the appointment of Khaled Abanami as its new CFO, succeeding Kais Ben Hamida. Abanami has over 22 years of professional and academic ...

STC signs giant LED screen agreement with NEC

Published 05 Jul 2019 11:28 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC has signed a contract with NEC to manufacture and install LED screens for the network's operating centre. The screens measure 32 metres long by 8 metres ...

A10 Networks appoints Alobailan as new country head for Saudi Arabia

Published 04 Jul 2019 11:47 CET | Saudi Arabia

A10 Networks said it has appointed Abdulmajeed Alobailan as new country manager for Saudi Arabia. Alobailan will be responsible for leading the sales and pre-sales teams, as ...

Go loses appeal against CITC

Published 02 Jul 2019 09:45 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company (Go) has seen its appeal against the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) rejected in court. The ...

Saudi CITC says telecom complaints down 8% in Q1

Published 02 Jul 2019 09:40 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published a rating index for telecommunication service providers in terms of complaints received in ...

Samsung accepts pre-orders for new Galaxy A80 in Saudi Arabia

Published 02 Jul 2019 09:29 CET | Saudi Arabia

Samsung announced the pre-order of its Galaxy A80 smartphone in Saudi Arabia is available for about SAR 2,400. The new model features Samsung's first rotating camera, with a ...

Trend Micro appoints MENA head of sales, Saudi MD

Published 02 Jul 2019 08:51 CET | Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Trend Micro has appointed Rasheed Alodah as country managing director for Saudi Arabia and Muayad Simbawa as head of sales operations for the Mena region. Both will report ...

Zain KSA rolls out 5G using Nokia equipment

Published 27 Jun 2019 11:51 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia has rolled out its 5G network using Nokia's end-to-end portfolio, the vendor announced. Under a three-year deal, thousands of 5G sites are being deployed. ...

Zain Saudi cancels plans to sell towers to IHS

Published 24 Jun 2019 09:15 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia said it cancelled plans to sell its towers to IHS Holding due to regulatory reasons. Zain said it has received a letter from the Communications and ...

Zain Saudi inks SAR 2.25 bln Murabaha facility

Published 18 Jun 2019 09:08 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia has signed a SAR 2.25 billion Murabahah facility with a consortium of local and regional banks to refinance its existing SAR 2.25 billon facility with ...

Commvault and Jeddah University sign collaboration agreement

Published 14 Jun 2019 13:06 CET | Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Universityin Saudi Arabia and Commvault have signed an MoU to co-operate on research and training in data storage technology and the cloud, reports CommsMEA. The ...

ITU assigns Saudi Arabia to manage Arab network for technology incubators

Published 12 Jun 2019 14:35 CET | Saudi Arabia

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has put Saudi Arabia in charge of running the Pan-Arab Technology Incubators' Network, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. ...

Saudi, Japanese govts sign telecom cooperation agreement

Published 10 Jun 2019 09:48 CET | Japan, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and ...

Saudi Arabia says open to using Huawei products

Published 10 Jun 2019 09:45 CET | Japan, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's technology minister said he sees no problem with using products made by Huawei , when asked whether he has any concerns about using them, Kyodo News reported.  ...

Egypt and Saudi Arabia to establish new partnerships in the IT sector

Published 07 Jun 2019 09:28 CET | Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Egypt's minister for IT and communications, Amr Talaat, met his Saudi counterpart, Abdullah bin Amer Alswaha, to discuss improving their partnerships and forming new ones in ...

Huawei sees 58% growth in smartphone sales during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia

Published 03 Jun 2019 10:39 CET | Saudi Arabia

Huawei has recorded a 58 percent growth in smartphone sales during Ramadan compared with the same period in 2018. Bill Yu, vice president of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi ...

IHS plans up to 30,000 sites in Saudi Arabia

Published 28 May 2019 09:13 CET | Saudi Arabia

Telecoms tower company IHS plans to operate up to 30,000 masts in Saudi Arabia within the next five years, Arab News reported. IHS said in March it had struck a deal with ...

CITC says Saudi operators offer higher download speed in Q1

Published 23 May 2019 09:34 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi mobile operators provided an average download speed of 32.2 Mbps in Q1 2019, a rise of 12.2 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), Argaam reported citing Communications and ...

Saudi Payments signs MoU to introduce national QR code

Published 20 May 2019 14:34 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Payments has signed a memorandum of understanding with twelve parties, including nine banks and three financial technology firms, to implement a QR-based national ...

STC appoints Al-Alshaikh as enterprise product portfolio strategy GM

Published 16 May 2019 14:53 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC has announced the appointment of Fay Al-Alshaikh as product portfolio strategy general at the enterprise business unit (EBU) as the operator seeks to ...

STC tower management unit set to begin commercial operations

Published 16 May 2019 10:40 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator's STC tower management subsidiary will start commercial operations soon, CEO Nasser bin Sulaiman Al-Nasser told Argaam. It is expected to add value to STC's ...

Mobily shareholders approve Bayanat merger

Published 16 May 2019 09:57 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily's shareholders have approved the merger with Bayanat Telecom at the Extraordinary General Meeting on 14 May. It said in a bourse statement that Bayanat ...

 

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