STC delivers FTTH to 51,000 homes in Riyadh

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha (2nd from right) during a field visit in Riyadh.
Updated 16 November 2017

STC delivers FTTH to 51,000 homes in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha has appreciated the Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) role in implementing the ministry’s plan to deploy broadband all over the Kingdom after the company delivered fiber to the home (FTTH) to 51,000 homes in Riyadh.
In a press statement issued after a field visit to view FTTH in North Riyadh, accompanied by STC Group CEO Khaled Biyari, Al-Sawaha said: “We thank the STC, our partners in the Broadband Initiative, which will cover 2 million homes across the Kingdom, in accordance with our National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030…”
Network VP Abdullah A. Alzmame briefed the minister about the progress of the project.
Al-Sawaha and Abdullah Al-Kanhal, the undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, also inspected the field works of the project and reviewed some of the excavation and extension works on a number of houses in Al-Yasmine neighborhood in Riyadh.
The STC group CEO thanked the minister for his effective role in supporting and following up the project. The STC has recently signed an agreement with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to implement the ministry’s plan to deploy high-speed broadband services across the Kingdom.

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018

Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.