Audi shines at the 1st Saudi Luminarium Festival

Updated 05 February 2018
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Audi shines at the 1st Saudi Luminarium Festival

Samaco, the exclusive dealer for Audi brand in Saudi Arabia, participated as the diamond sponsor in the 1st Saudi Luminarium Festival, in Jeddah.
As headline sponsor for the inaugural light and color festival, Samaco showcased some of their 2018 models. The sporty Audi R8 was on display in the VIP arena, and guests were given the chance to express their impressions of the Audi A6 and Audi A3 through art with an innovative mix of lights and colors.
Karem Tas, manager of the Audi brand in Saudi Arabia, said: “We wanted this to be a memorable occasion for our Audi brand enthusiasts in Saudi Arabia. As a manufacturer of premium cars, we believe that our highest priority is to offer unique experiences for our clients as well as the opportunity to creatively appreciate the essence of Audi in every detail.”
“As a strategic partner for the Audi brand in the region, Samaco is committed to providing premium experiences for our customers. Through our integrated centers in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar, we are capable of delivering a first-class service throughout the Kingdom. The Saudi Luminarium Festival represents a great opportunity for us to entertain our customers in Saudi Arabia and demonstrate the best of the Audi brand,” Tas added.
The Audi Group, with its brands Audi, Ducati and Lamborghini, is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment. It is present in more than 100 markets worldwide and produces at 16 locations in 12 countries.
The current Middle East model range comprises the Audi A3 & S3 Sedan and RS 3 Sedan/Sportback, A4 and S4, the A5/S5 Coupe, Cabriolet and RS 5 Coupe and Cabriolet, the A6, S6, RS 6 performance, A7, S7, RS 7 & RS 7 performance, A8, A8 L, S8 & S8 plus, the Audi Q2, Q3, RS Q3 performance, Q5 & SQ5, Q7 and the Audi TT Coupe/Roadster, TTS Coupe, TT RS Coupe, the Audi R8 Coupe, R8 Coupe V10 plus as well as the R8 V10 Spyder.


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.