Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, Mobily Business.
Updated 11 February 2019

Mobily Business participates in Saudi IoT exhibition

Mobily Business is participating in the upcoming Saudi International Exhibition and Conference for Internet of Things as a strategic partner. The event will start on Wednesday and run through Friday in Riyadh at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for the second time in the Kingdom.

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al-Otaibi, acting chief business and wholesale officer, said that Mobily Business’ participation as a strategic partner in the conference is in line with the company’s strategy to support the business sector in the implementation of digital transformation, which is one of the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. He said the event would enable the company to showcase its pioneering experience in the implementation of IoT technology to the region’s most important audience in the field of ICT.

“Mobily Business is regarded as the first provider of IoT platform in the Kingdom and Mobily is keen to maintain its leadership in ICT,” Al-Otaibi said, adding the company takes the responsibility to place the Kingdom at the forefront of the IoT and AI technologies. 

The exhibition introduces its visitors to the latest cutting-edge IoT technologies and digital solutions, in addition to the benefits of digital transformation, a Vision 2030 goal.


Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

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Production of Aston Martin DB5 resumes after 55 years

Dubbed “the most famous car in the world” and renowned as being among the most sought-after classic Aston Martin models, the DB5 has become a byword for timeless style and sports car desirability. Fewer than 900 saloon examples were built by the brand between 1963 and 1965, with by far the most famous of the original owners being the world’s best-known secret agent — James Bond — who first drove the car that is today inextricably linked with him in the 1964 film, Goldfinger.

Now, 55 years after the last new DB5 rolled off the production line at Aston Martin’s then-global manufacturing base in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, work is once again underway there on a strictly limited number of new DB5 models. Created in association with the producers of the James Bond films, EON Productions, and featuring a broad suite of working gadgets first seen on screen in the 1964 film, the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars are history in the making.

Each DB5 Goldfinger continuation car is priced at 2.75 million euros ($3.05 million), plus taxes.

The DB5 Goldfinger Continuation construction process — which takes around 4,500 hours per car — is being undertaken at Aston Martin’s Heritage Division headquarters in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire.

Each of the 25 new cars is being built using a blend of Sir David Brown-era old world craftsmanship, with the application of modern engineering advancements and performance enhancements, alongside the integration of cutting-edge gadgets developed in association with Chris Corbould OBE, the special effects supervisor who has worked on more than a dozen Bond films.

Clive Wilson, Heritage program manager, said: “Seeing the first customer car move painstakingly through the intricate production process we have created really is quite a thrill.

“Obviously we have not, as a business, made a new DB5 for more than 50 years, so to be involved in the building of these cars, which will go on to form part of Aston Martin’s history, is something I’m sure all of us will be telling our grandkids about!”

Paul Spires, president of Aston Martin Works where the original DB5 was built and the new cars are also being created, said: “We are making, perhaps, some of the most desirable ‘toys’ ever built for 25 very lucky buyers worldwide.

“Creating the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation cars and working with EON Productions and special effects supervisor, Chris Corbould, is something truly unique and a real career highlight for everyone involved here at Aston Martin Works.”

First deliveries of the DB5 Goldfinger Continuation to customers will commence in the second half of 2020.