Mobily partners with Nokia for 5G tests in KSA

The MoU was signed recently in Barcelona by Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily CEO, and Ashish Chowdhary, chief customer operations officer at Nokia.
Updated 04 March 2018
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Mobily partners with Nokia for 5G tests in KSA

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nokia to launch 5G tests for the first time in the Kingdom. The MoU was signed recently in Barcelona by Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily CEO, and Ashish Chowdhary, chief customer operations officer at Nokia.
Mobily and Nokia are collaborating in a strategic vision to develop 5G toward the next generation of advanced bandwidth networks. The MoU includes introducing new technologies in the Mobily network, such as 4.5G LET, 4.9G, 5G, transport modernization for both optic and IP, and fixed wireless access technologies including FastMile and wireless PON.
Mobily CEO Aboudoma said: “We are working at Mobily to achieve one of the pillars of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, in which the Kingdom is seeking to increase high-speed Internet coverage in different regions of the country, and enhance the quality of connection. In order to achieve this goal, we are signing an MoU with Nokia and other enterprises that have a track record in launching new telecom technologies.”
The MoU is in line with Mobily’s aim to achieve one of the goals of Vision 2030, focusing on the development of the Kingdom’s technologies to be at par with the international telecom industry.


Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Updated 15 January 2019
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Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al-Habtoor Group, received a delegation from the Dubai Police Esaad Program Committee at the Al-Habtoor Group head office on Monday. Mona Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, Dubai Police, thanked Al-Habtoor for his continuous support for the Dubai Police employee happiness initiative and presented the Al-Habtoor Group chairman, and Vice Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al-Habtoor with their personalized Esaad cards.

Dubai Police representatives included Masoud Ibrahim Alhammad, Khalid Alsuwaidi, Ahmed bin Ghafan, Ibrahim Alblooshi, Salah Amin, Mohammed Shoaib Albalooshi, Gaafar Salim, Sayed Ibrahim, Abdullah Haidarah, Hasan Saleh, Thureya Balhoul, Waheeda Abbas, Waheeda Abdulqadir, Mariyam Saeed Abdulhakeem, Khalil Ibrahim Ali and Mahmood Ibrahim. Also present was Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of UAE affairs and community relations, Al-Habtoor Group.

Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “I am happy to collaborate with the Dubai Police in their Esaad program and be able to show our men and women in the Dubai Police corps our appreciation for their commitment to our safety.

“Dubai’s appeal as an investment haven is in its stability, and that is largely due to the safety and security the Dubai Police provides. I commend them for their continued service to our community.”

Al-Habtoor called for the private sector to work closely with the public sector and commended the Esaad program committee for their efforts to reward employees for their performance, commitment and dedication to the job. 

Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, thanked Al-Habtoor for the warm welcome and gave a detailed brief about the Esaad card and its uses across various sectors including: Education, tourism, hospitality, aviation, entertainment and leisure, real estate and retail.

She said: “The Esaad card is trusted by the civil servants in Dubai and the UAE. The number of Esaad cardholders is currently at 108,498 employees from 128 governmental and semi-governmental departments.”

Al-Ameri commended the Al-Habtoor Group for its continuous support for community activities, noting that the Esaad program is an innovative program designed to achieve happiness in the community.

Al-Habtoor Group joined the Esaad program in October 2017 offering Dubai Police staff extended benefits and discounts at Habtoor Hospitality and Real Estate properties, including hotels, restaurant, leisure and entertainment facilities in the UAE and abroad. Dubai Police staff are offered a 50 percent discount at Al-Habtoor Group hotels in Dubai and internationally, as well as a 20 percent reduction at the group’s leisure and entertainment facilities. It also includes special rates on the new apartments at Al-Habtoor City Residence Collection.