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.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”