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CITC awaits ITU classification as 5G watchdog, emphasises digital regulation

Published 20 Oct 2020 14:23 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has announced a new brand identity and said it is on track to be classed as a 5G regulator by the ...

STC introduces Thales eSim platform

Published 20 Oct 2020 14:14 CET | Saudi Arabia

Thales has partnered with the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to supply a National eSIM Platform for all customers in Saudi Arabia. The national eSim platform deployed at the STC ...

Saudi CITC extends deadline again for MVNO license bids

Published 20 Oct 2020 13:46 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) said it will extend the deadline for telecom operator application requests to obtain an MVNO ...

Saudi National Cybersecurity Authority issues new controls for cloud services

Published 19 Oct 2020 11:30 CET | Saudi Arabia

The National Cybersecurity Authority (NCA) has issued s cloud cybersecurity controls document. It aims to reinforce the reliability of cloud services by providing security ...

Zain Saudi Arabia EGM approves doubling of capital to SAR 9 bln through rights issue

Published 16 Oct 2020 09:32 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain Saudi Arabia has gained approval to double its capital to more than SAR 8.9 billion through a rights issue, Reuters reported. An Extraordinary General Assembly approved ...

Cisco Networking Academy trains 53% more Saudi students this year

Published 15 Oct 2020 14:09 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Cisco Networking Academy (NetAcad) has trained 53 percent more students om Saudi Arabia this year at 58,541 students compared with 38,385 students in 2019.  Since the ...

STC Group reaches 3,000 female employees

Published 15 Oct 2020 11:33 CET | Saudi Arabia

The number of female employees at STC Group increased by 22.6 percent this year, the company said. The percentage of female employees nominated for leadership positions ...

Former Mobily executives convicted of inflating revenue numbers for 2013 and 2014

Published 13 Oct 2020 13:44 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Appeal Committee for Resolution of Securities Disputes (ACRSD) has convicted a number of Mobily former executives of violating the Capital Market Law, ...

Zain Saudi EGM approves capital cut to offset losses

Published 13 Oct 2020 11:10 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA has decided to cut its capital by nearly a quarter or SAR 1.35 billion from SAR 5.8 billion to approximately SAR 4.5 billion, Zawya reported. The capital reduction ...

STC and Rakuten Mobile sign cooperation agreement

Published 12 Oct 2020 13:20 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC and Rakuten Mobile have signed a cooperation agreement covering innovation and strategic mobile technology. The two companies will explore future ...

Mobily, ITC consortium agrees fibre backbone modernisation with Huawei

Published 12 Oct 2020 10:52 CET | Saudi Arabia

The consortium of main Saudi telecom carriers Mobily and Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has signed an agreement for the Saudi National Fibre Network (SNFN) modernisation ...

Zain KSA offers year's free use of OSN app to home 5G and fibre customers

Published 08 Oct 2020 12:53 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA said it has agreed an exclusive partnership with OSN through which its mobile and fibre (FTTH) customers will get complimentary access to the OSN app. Under the ...

STCPay selects Temenos to support digital payments in Saudi Arabia

Published 06 Oct 2020 10:04 CET | Saudi Arabia

Banking software company Temenos has announced that Saudi digital wallet STCPay has selected its cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Payments and Temenos Transact platform ...

Zain KSA expands 5G network to nine new cities

Published 02 Oct 2020 09:18 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA has added nine new Saudi cities to its 5G network service map, thus raising the number of covered cities to 47. Newly serviced cities include Majmaah, Nuayriyah, ...

STC Bahrain launches new fibre plans with no-contract, TV options

Published 02 Oct 2020 09:14 CET | Saudi Arabia

STC Bahrain is expanding its STC fibre plans, offering more data value, no-contract options and a free subscription to Jawwy TV Home with certain plans. ...

Zain KSA extends syndicated Murabaha facility to SAR 6 bln and until 2025

Published 30 Sep 2020 10:39 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA has announced that it has successfully signed an agreement to reschedule its SAR 3.85 billion syndicated Murabaha financing facility with a consortium of eight ...

CITC holds meeting on connected car services in Saudi Arabia

Published 30 Sep 2020 10:07 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) says it has held a meeting on enabling connected car services in Saudi Arabia. It was attended by participants ...

Saudi Bugshan picks IBM Cloud for IT infrastructure

Published 29 Sep 2020 09:11 CET | Saudi Arabia

SBC is the holding company of one of the largest conglomerates in the Mena region and has its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It comprises 47 companies in various ...

HMD Global launches Nokia 3.4, 2.4, 8.3 5G and Power Earbuds Lite in Saudi Arabia

Published 25 Sep 2020 10:08 CET | Saudi Arabia

HMD Global has introduced the Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 smartphones and the Nokia Power Earbuds Lite in Saudi Arabia. The Nokia 3.4 will be available from end-October in Fjord, ...

Netflix inks production deal with Saudi studio Myrkott

Published 25 Sep 2020 08:42 CET | Saudi Arabia

Netflix and Saudi Arabian animation studio Myrkott, have inked a five-year long exclusive collaboration to produce Saudi-focused shows and films. ...

Saudi SAMA licences AlinmaPay, Sure Pay to provide online payment services

Published 23 Sep 2020 10:56 CET | Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) has licensed the Saudi Financial Technology Company (AlinmaPay) to provide electronic wallet services (transfers and payments). ...

Saudi Arabia's GO names Al Mansour as new CEO

Published 22 Sep 2020 11:26 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Atheeb Telecom, which trades as Go, has appointed Yahya Bin Saleh Bin Mohsen Al Mansour as its new CEO, succeeding Fahad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Bawardi. The ...

Zain KSA shareholders to vote on capital hike to SAR 9 bln at 14 October EGM

Published 22 Sep 2020 10:52 CET | Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA shareholders will vote at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 14 October on a proposal to increase the company's capital from SAR 4.48 billion to SAR 8.98 ...

STC launches unlimited free internet for social media for Saudi National Day

Published 21 Sep 2020 14:36 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator STC says its celebrating the 90th Saudi National Day with several special offers, where postpaid and landline customers can send congratulatory messages to the ...

Mobily runs 5G trial on 800/1800 MHz bands using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

Published 17 Sep 2020 11:00 CET | Saudi Arabia

Saudi operator Mobily is running a 5G trial on 800/1800 MHz bands using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing. It is testing 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live ...

 

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