Gulf Air selects Alfa Express for waste management, recycling drive

Mohammed Amin Hulaiwah, Gulf Air director corporate affairs and communications board secretary, and Jassim Haji, Gulf Air director IT, with Alfa Express Company Managing Director Fadhel Al-Maskati, at the agreement signing ceremony at the airline’s Muharraq headquarters.
Updated 25 June 2016
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Gulf Air selects Alfa Express for waste management, recycling drive

As part of Bahraini national carrier Gulf Air’s ongoing mission to be a socially responsible entity, the airline has selected Alfa Express Company for its waste management and recycling drive.
The two companies entered into an agreement recently allowing Gulf Air to avail of recycling services from Alfa Express Company to eliminate and dispose of the organization’s waste papers, plastic bottles, aluminum cans and cardboard.
This initiative is stated to be in line with Gulf Air’s CSR strategy to participate actively in green initiatives, minimize the airline’s impact on the environment while promoting sustainability and acting as a role model to other organizations.
At a signing ceremony held at the airline’s Muharraq headquarters, Mohammed Amin Hulaiwah, Gulf Air director corporate affairs and communications board secretary, and Jassim Haji, Gulf Air director IT, signed the agreement with Alfa Express Company Managing Director Fadhel Al-Maskati.
Gulf Air stated that it is committed to ensuring its operations deliver positive environmental impact.
Most recently, the airline rolled out its new generation iPad electronic flight bags (EFBs) to all pilots in a move that provides them with fully digitized, real-time access to all operational information inflight, enhancing efficiency while reducing paper usage and delivering cost savings.


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.