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Mobily lead other operators for download speeds during Hajj season

Published 20 Sep 2019 14:04 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily network overtook the country's ICT companies during Hajj 1440 in terms of download speeds, Speed Checker said in its latest report. Mobily succeeded in ...

Arabsat wins compensation from BeIN in piracy dispute, rejects new allegations over BeoutQ

Published 20 Sep 2019 10:40 CET | Saudi Arabia

Arabsat said in a statement that a recent ruling by a French tribunal upheld a previous court decision in its favour, which had dismissed allegations made by BeIN Sports ...

Etisalat agrees to acquire cybersecurity company Help AG

Published 19 Sep 2019 11:20 CET | Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Etisalat Group said it has signed a deal to acquire full ownership of Help AG's businesses in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Gulf News reported. The value of the deal was not ...

Saudi Arabia to nationalize 14,000 jobs in ICT sector

Published 18 Sep 2019 16:30 CET | Saudi Arabia

The third and fourth phases will focus on project managers and call centre staff. The targeted functions include specific areas such as artificial intelligence, IoT, software ...

Tawasul Telecom establishes second PoPs in KSA and Oman

Published 13 Sep 2019 09:02 CET | Oman, Saudi Arabia

Tawasul Telecom has commissioned its second points of presence (PoP) in Saudi Arabia and Oman. These new PoPs are set to enhance the Middle East segment of Tawasul Telecom's ...

Sky-Futures inks drone inspectrion partnership with STC

Published 11 Sep 2019 10:24 CET | Saudi Arabia

Global unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) service provider Sky-Futures, an ICR Integrity company (ICR), has partnered with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to support STC Enterprise ...

Saudi govt signs deal with Nokia to set up global software development unit

Published 05 Sep 2019 10:28 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Yechnology (MCIT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nokia to set up a global centre for software development ...

Mobily sounds out lenders with view to cutting cost of SAR 8 bln debt - report

Published 30 Aug 2019 11:04 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily has held preliminary talks with banks to refinance as much SAR 8 billion of debt in order to lower borrowing costs, Bloomberg reported citing people ...

Huawei hosts 5G training programme in Saudi Arabia

Published 28 Aug 2019 15:57 CET | Saudi Arabia

Huawei is collaborating with Saudi Arabia's ministry of communications and information technology (MCIT) to host a dedicated 5G onboard training programme. This programme is ...

Qualcomm and Dallah Trans Arabia sign small cell patent licence agreement

Published 27 Aug 2019 13:25 CET | Saudi Arabia

Qualcomm and Saudi Arabian firm Dallah Trans Arabia Liability Company have entered a patent licensing agreement for multimode small cells. Under the terms of the agreement, ...

Bupa provides health insurance for STC staff

Published 27 Aug 2019 13:02 CET | Saudi Arabia

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has inked an agreement with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to provide health insurance services for the company's staff and their ...

STC gains VMware certification for providing cloud computing services

Published 20 Aug 2019 10:56 CET | Saudi Arabia

VMware has awarded STC a certificate for providing cloud computing services, the first Saudi company to achieve this accreditation. The Saudi telecom provider said that the ...

STC terminates Saudi soccer broadcast contracts

Published 20 Aug 2019 10:09 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC has terminated contracts with the General Sports Authority (GSA) and Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), it said in a statement to Tadawul. These ...

Zain Saudi begins talks with finance ministry on debt conversion

Published 20 Aug 2019 09:18 CET | Saudi Arabia

The conversion of debt into shares will take place by partially underwriting the proposed rights issues or any other means. The transaction will depend on the results of the ...

Airbus, STC provide Tetra support for Hajj

Published 19 Aug 2019 10:19 CET | Saudi Arabia

Airbus and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) have provided mission-critical communications technology to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj pilgrimage. The systems enable faster ...

STC expands 5G network for Hajj season

Published 09 Aug 2019 14:18 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC has deployed its 5G network at 196 sites around the holy sites in Medina and Mecca in order to provide telecom services to the pilgrims and local ...

Zain Saudi streams VR Hajj experience with Nokia 5G equipment

Published 08 Aug 2019 12:14 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia successfully demonstrated a 5G-enabled VR advanced use case in Mashaer area and the Holy Mosque area in Mecca. This technology allows visitors to ...

Etihad Atheeb reports loss in Q1 on lower revenues

Published 07 Aug 2019 13:03 CET | Saudi Arabia

Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication Company, the Saudi operator using the brand Go, reported net losses of SAR 21.87 million in the three-month period ending 30 June compared to ...

STC ready to launch 5G services for Hajj pilgrims

Published 02 Aug 2019 09:22 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC said it is ready to launch 5G services for Hajj pilgrims. The operator has deployed its 5G network and made it available primarily for Wi-Fi, holograms and ...

E-wallets record 21 million transactions in Saudi Arabia

Published 31 Jul 2019 10:10 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Saudi market has witnessed a wide expansion in point of sale devices that operate via Near-Field Communication (NFC), exceeding 360,000 devices, reports Asharq Al Awsat. ...

HyperPay signs deal with STC Pay

Published 29 Jul 2019 11:35 CET | Saudi Arabia

MENA-based online payment services provider HyperPay has announced an agreement with STC Pay. The payment method is now available to all HyperPay's merchants in Saudi Arabia. ...

Saudi Council of Engineers to collaborate with Huawei in training initiative

Published 29 Jul 2019 10:42 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) has signed an agreement with Huawei to provide training courses for ICT engineers in the country. The agreement outlines a programme of ...

Huawei P30 Lite 48 MP goes on sale in Saudi Arabia

Published 25 Jul 2019 10:34 CET | Saudi Arabia

Huawei Saudi Arabia has started selling the upgraded Huawei P30 lite 48 MP edition. It is available on the market including a gift box bundle for SAR 1,099 in authorised ...

STC revenue rises by 4% to SAR 13.6 bln in Q2

Published 23 Jul 2019 10:59 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) said its revenues increased by 4 percent to SAR 13.60 billion in the second quarter to 30 June compared with the same period in 2018. For the ...

Mobily revenues rise 15% to SAR 3.3 bln in Q2

Published 22 Jul 2019 08:57 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily's revenue increased to SAR 3.3 billion in the second quarter with a year-on-year growth of 15.1 percent from the same period of 2018. This is mainly ...

 

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