Emirates SkyCargo, Gargash partner for motor rally

From left, Robert Hazelwood, CEO automotive division, Gargash Group; Karim Corm, regional brand manager FCA; Shehab Gargash, managing director and group CEO, Gargash Group; Moaza Al-Falahi, Emirates vice president, cargo product development and UAE national affairs.
Updated 01 August 2018
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Emirates SkyCargo, Gargash partner for motor rally

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and Gargash, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, have partnered to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the prestigious Gumball 3000 motor rally.
The cars, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, were transported to England on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter. The aircraft can carry up to 100 tons of cargo and its wide main-deck doors allows for the transportation of large and outsized cargo.
Both cars will compete as “Team Alfa” in Gumball 3000, an annual celebrity motor rally established in 1999, which takes place on public roads at locations around the world. During the first leg of the rally, in the first week of August, Team Alfa will travel from London to Bologna. For the second leg of the rally the cars will drive around iconic locations in Japan, including the historic cities of Osaka and Kyoto, and Mt. Fuji. The rally will end in Tokyo on Aug. 12 and Emirates SkyCargo will fly both cars back home to Dubai from Japan.
Team Alfa’s participation in the Gumball 3000 rally will mark the 100th year of operations for Gargash, an established name for premium and luxury cars in the UAE.
“Emirates SkyCargo would like to congratulate Gargash Group on their centenary this year,” said Moaza Al-Falahi, Emirates vice president, cargo product development and UAE national affairs.“We are excited to be taking part in this momentous occasion by supporting them in the Gumball 3000 rally. The Alfa Romeos, which will be sporting the Emirates logo throughout the rally, are getting first class treatment under Emirates Wheels and will be handled by our trained and experienced staff at Dubai, London and Tokyo.”
“In our 100th year, we are proud to be associated with Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates, a truly iconic representation of the UAE’S global enterprising spirit,” said Shehab Gargash, managing director and group CEO, Gargash Group. “Emirates SkyCargo has proven to be an indispensable partner as we begin our epic journey from London to Tokyo.”


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.