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
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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.


PepsiCo. distributes 2,000 Ramadan packages

Updated 18 June 2018
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PepsiCo. distributes 2,000 Ramadan packages

PepsiCo., a global food and beverage company, has partnered with Alber Charity in Riyadh, Al-Barakah Charity in Dammam, and Al-Ahyaa Center in Jeddah to distribute more than 2,000 packages containing food and beverages to underprivileged families.
PepsiCo. employees participated in compiling and distributing the packages, which contained Quaker Pasta, Quaker Soup Mix, Quaker Oats, Quaker Good Start biscuits, Quaker Oats Crackers, several varieties of Lay’s chips, and beverages including Aquafina, Lipton Ice Tea, Mirinda Orange Joosy, Mirinda Citrus Joosy, and 7-Up Joosy.
Abdulrahman Al-Ahaideb, head of communications — G&LF CU and MENA FOBO, PepsiCo, said: “PepsiCo. is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and operate. We are pleased to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with our neighbors, by sharing a hamper of fun products that can be enjoyed at any time.”