STC partners with Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei to boost mobile broadband capacity

Updated 19 October 2017
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STC partners with Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei to boost mobile broadband capacity

STC said a number of mega-deals were reached with international companies including Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei on the sidelines of GITEX Dubai 2017.
The first agreement was signed with Nokia to boost mobile broadband capacity and coverage in Saudi Arabia using Nokia’s 4.5G-Pro technology. The agreement was signed by Emad A. Alaoudah, vice president of procurement and support services sector at STC, in the presence of Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, and Nasser Alnasser, senior vice president of technology and operations at STC.
STC said the enhanced network will meet the ever-increasing demands of end customers, including the millions of visitors who travel to Makkah and Madinah each year, particularly during the Hajj and Ramadan seasons. Furthermore, the NB-IoT will enable STC network infrastructure to evolve into the new era of digitization, which is a solid step toward the new programmable world.
The second agreement was signed with Huawei for 5G-ready network to support STC’s 5G strategy. The deal aims to meet the ever-growing needs of subscribers, drive Saudi ICT industry development, and support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020.
The third agreement was signed with Ericsson, under which Ericsson will provide STC with managed services to enhance customer experience, network performance and process quality, as well as passive managed infrastructure services, electro-mechanical equipment for mobile access sites, facility management during crises and electromechanical management of technical sites.


Majid Al-Futtaim gets exclusive naming rights

Khaled Al-Ajmi, country head of Majid Al-Futtaim — properties, accepted the award presented by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz.
Updated 25 min 10 sec ago
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Majid Al-Futtaim gets exclusive naming rights

Majid Al-Futtaim, a shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has been awarded exclusive naming rights of the Riyadh Metro Station located close to its upcoming mall, City Centre Ishbiliyah. The station will be called City Centre Ishbiliyah Metro Station.

Khaled Al-Ajmi, the country head of Majid Al-Futtaim — properties, accepted the award, which was presented by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, high commissioner for the development of Riyadh and chairman of the committee responsible for the Riyadh Public Transport Network, at an awards ceremony held at the Cultural Palace, Riyadh, on Nov. 14. 

“We are proud to have been awarded the naming rights to the City Centre Ishbiliyah Metro Station in partnership with the Riyadh Development Authority and Riyadh Metro and fully support their objective of creating world-class sustainable and innovative urban developments. City Centre Ishbiliyah is planned to be a LEED Gold-certified shopping mall for excellence in energy and design, which is a testament to the importance we place on sustainability in all the group’s projects,” Al-Ajmi said. 

“We would like to extend our group’s gratitude to Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz for his vision and leadership in building world-class transportation infrastructure designed to improve the lives of Riyadh’s residents. This project further reflects the partnership and collaborative efforts of the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he added.