Saudi Arabia ranks 3rd globally for smartphone use

LG V20 smartphone has superior videography features and exceptional audio quality that let users capture and edit amazing moments.
Updated 27 March 2017

Saudi Arabia ranks 3rd globally for smartphone use

Smartphones have become important devices helping people of different age groups and backgrounds with their day-to-day lives. These days, it is almost impossible to function without smartphones.
Unlike its predecessors, smartphones are not limited to basic communication as they have conquered the business world, becoming a key source of information, including weather conditions, and map navigation. With their countless applications as well as features, smartphones put the world at the fingertips of users, leading the digital age forward.
Smartphones have revolutionized the way people communicate, opening up new horizons, and enabling users to send and receive text messages and make voice and video calls on social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The idiom “to have the world in the palm of your hand” perhaps best describes smartphones. These multifunctional devices have cameras and e-mail applications that users can check without the need for personal computers.
With the growth of the telecom industry, the number of smartphone users has also increased significantly, and by the end of 2017, there will be five billion smartphone users worldwide. According to leading Chinese language Internet search provider Baidu Inc., smartphone subscriptions are expected to top 6.1 billion in 2020, compared to around 1.9 billion in 2013.
Saudi Arabia ranked third in the world, with 72.8 percent of the population using smart mobile devices, compared to 23 million smartphone users worldwide.
“We aim to provide quality services to satisfy the needs of our smartphone customers,” said Eddie Jun, president of LG Electronics Saudi Arabia. “We are leaders of technology development, offering the best to make the lives of our customers easier.
“Smartphones today integrate education, entertainment and communication. They are equipped with large screens to fulfil the needs of Tweeple, as well as e-book reader applications, and media streamers. This requires ongoing development, ensuring that people enjoy comfort as they use their smartphones for browsing.”
Jun said LG advanced smartphones put all smart technologies at the disposal of users, facilitating the use of these devices in an innovative way. For example, the LG V20 smartphone has superior videography features and exceptional audio quality that let users capture and edit amazing moments and share them on social media networks. Also, LG V20 enables users to communicate and interact with their smart cities, helping them use smart applications to order taxis and rent bicycles to tour cities.


Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Updated 26 May 2020

Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to distribute 3,000 food baskets among underprivileged families, which are registered with the ministry’s Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency. The initiative comes in line with the spirit of Ramadan, a month of giving, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year, orphans who are covered under Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program will help in preparing and distributing the baskets to inculcate a sense of giving among them.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Wahaibi, undersecretary at the Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency, hailed Bupa Arabia’s move to involve orphans in preparing and distributing baskets under the supervision of the agency, saying: “This is a caring gesture from Bupa Arabia, and it promotes a sense of belonging among orphans while cultivating the principles of giving, communication and closeness between them and society.”

He added that the initiative supports what the company has been offering orphans for years. More than 2,600 orphans, living in more than 47 homes across the Kingdom, benefit from Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program. The program includes divorced orphans and widows who live with their children in social care homes.

Loay Hisham Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, said: “The orphans will be joining hands to assemble and distribute baskets to the families in an attempt to get a sense of the pride of giving during the holy month. We’ve also extended this to our employees, who collectively prepared 411 food baskets. We hope that we make a real and positive impact through this initiative.”

Bupa Arabia was the first company to offer free health insurance for residents of “Dar Al-Rafeef” in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, the program expanded to cover all orphans residing in shelters supervised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

“We believe that in order to play a proactive role in society, we need to provide more than just health insurance; we should aim to become the health care partner for every orphan in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we would like them to know that we are always by their side,” Nazer said, adding that the orphans receive special treatment and the same services that are given to some VIP clients.

The free health insurance program offers a range of quality services, including a designated hotline to receive calls and provide immediate assistance. Bupa Arabia also developed an integrated program that enables doctors to visit beneficiaries periodically for checkups, and regularly organizes health education workshops to raise awareness. The program is approved by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council and covers all treatments, including plastic surgery, dermatology, and even cases that are not covered by regular health insurance.