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.


Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2018 a success

Updated 15 October 2018
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Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2018 a success

Saudi Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli inaugurated the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition 2018 on Oct. 8 at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center.
The three-day event, which is organized by the Riyadh Exhibitions Company, saw the participation of global leaders coming from more than 33 countries to explore investment opportunities within the country’s agricultural sector. Al-Fadli, along with several senior officials, toured the exhibition and was briefed on the latest technologies, machines, solutions and services by local and international exhibitors.
The event aims to serve as a strategic platform to promote the agricultural sector to enhance sustainable agriculture and rural area development.
Now in its 37th year, the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition continues to attract international and regional visitors looking to explore emerging trends and developments in the Saudi agricultural sector, with unlimited government support to stimulate agricultural investment.
During its participation in this year’s show, the National Center for Palm and Dates revealed that it has now reached over 4,000 local and around 1,400 international outlets. The announcement complements their continuing efforts to become a premier exporter of dates through a reliable trademark known for its quality and safety — facilitating the marketing and e-marketing of Saudi dates on both the local and global fronts.
Mohammad Al-Sheikh, head of marketing, Riyadh Exhibitions Company, praised the “unlimited support of the Saudi government for the success of the exhibition.”
“This year’s edition has attracted thousands of visitors from inside and outside the Kingdom to learn about new developments within the local agricultural sector, which has promising prospects and is expected to help accelerate the growth of livestock, fisheries and agriculture sectors, in line with the ‘Sustainable Agricultural Rural Area Development Program,’” he said.