LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

Updated 19 November 2017
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LuLu kicks off 7-day Italian food festival

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting an Italian food festival this week.
The “Extraordinary Italian Taste 2017” will be inaugurated by Luca Ferrari, ambassador of Italy to Saudi Arabia, at 7:30 p.m. at LuLu’s Murabba branch in Riyadh.
The week-long event is organized by LuLu Saudi Hypermarkets in association with the Italian Trade Agency. The objective is to “introduce and promote the foods and food habits of Italy among the local community as well as the large cross-section of ethnic communities hailing from various countries.”
Italian food products will be showcased in-store with the aim of increasing LuLu’s customer awareness and improving the penetration of Italy’s food brands and products throughout the Saudi market.
“The LuLu ‘Italian Taste 2017’ will give customers an opportunity to explore the unique Italian taste and products, such as sweets, pasta, coffee, olive oil and traditional cheeses and learn more about this fascinating culture,” a press release said.
“Special focus has also been given to display imported agricultural produce, cheese and other Deli products, dry groceries, Italian cooking ranges, other electrical appliances, house-ware, exquisite world-class collections of Italian perfumes and beauty accessories, latest and trendy range of fashion wear and footwear to suit all age groups.”
Live cooking stations will be manned by Italian chefs, where visitors can taste authentic Italian dishes.
“LuLu invites everyone to this seven-day grand event and hopes that its customers will have a pleasant and unforgettable shopping experience,” the press statement concluded.


STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

A man passes the Saudi Telecom STC office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 6, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 20 January 2019
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STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest for internet testing and analysis, has recognized Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the “fastest mobile network” in Saudi Arabia. STC achieved a speed score of 29.99 Mbps, with an average download speed of 32.95 Mbps.
The award is an outcome of millions of tests actively initiated by customers across the network to check internet speeds using various applications, and web and mobile platforms.
The Speedtest awards for top providers are determined using a “Speed Score” that incorporates a measure of each provider’s network speeds (download and upload) to rank network speed performance. The STC network was determined as the fastest in the Kingdom.
The telecom giant plans to increase this speed dramatically in the next couple of years to provide “impressive speeds and incorporate future services with KPIs (key performance indicators) targeting higher data rates, very low latency, massive device connectivity, IoT and energy efficiency services.” To achieve this, STC is transforming its existing network, upgrading its 4G-LTE network and rolling out the 5G network.
Haithem Al-Faraj, senior vice president, tech and ops, STC, said: “Our mission has always been to enrich society by providing second-to-none experience with the network. We are continuously improving our network speeds and rolling out new network technologies and services. STC 4G network is transforming all the time to provide remarkably faster speeds.”
He added: “We are also commercially rolling out the 5G network to introduce innovative services to our deserving customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the region. This esteemed Ookla award is a true manifestation of STC efforts to continually improve the network and get the network ready for the digital era, and to meet the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
We are very proud of this award and look forward to many similar awards and successes in the near future.”
STC is playing a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as an enabler for digital transformation in the public and private sectors and in the development of telecommunications and ICT infrastructure.