Zain KSA, Detasad to develop cloud services in Kingdom

Zain KSA, Detasad to develop cloud services in Kingdom
Saad A. Al-Sadhan, chief business and wholesale officer of Zain KSA, and Felix Wass, CEO and president of Detecon Al-Saudia (Detasad), signed the strategic agreement.
Updated 29 May 2019

Zain KSA, Detasad to develop cloud services in Kingdom

Zain KSA, Detasad to develop cloud services in Kingdom

Saad A. Al-Sadhan, chief business and wholesale officer of Zain KSA, and Felix Wass, CEO and president of Detecon Al-Saudia (Detasad), have signed a strategic agreement that will see both companies develop cloud and managed services in the Kingdom.

This strategic partnership will open doors for both companies to share best practices and expertise in the field of ICT, including in areas of cloud computing, managed services, data centers, deployment solutions, cybersecurity and IoT solutions. 

Al-Sadhan said Zain KSA is always keen to enrich its business portfolio by partnering with companies specialized in their domains.

“We, at Zain, are aware of the digital transformation taking place in the market today, and such a partnership indicates our intention to transform and enhance our services and ensure customer satisfaction,” he added.

Wass said: “With the dynamic technological advancement, the massive development, and giga projects undergoing in Saudi Arabia, we believe that the Zain KSA and Detasad strategic partnership enabling advanced and complementary digital transformation solutions will support the growth of ICT services, which in turn will strongly contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”


ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers
Updated 14 January 2021

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers

ITC launches 5G standalone network for enterprise customers
  • ITC is the first operator in the Kingdom to launch a 5G standalone (SA) network
  • Aims to provide cutting-edge fixed wireless access (FWA) services to enterprise customers

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a provider of telecom and ICT services, has soft-launched its 5G wireless network service in Saudi Arabia, with the aim of providing cutting-edge fixed wireless access (FWA) services to enterprise customers.

ITC is the first operator in the Kingdom to launch a 5G standalone (SA) network — the latest version of 5G, which works fully on a 5G core network without the use of any legacy (4G or earlier) technologies. Essentially, it is pure 5G end-to-end.

The launch is part of ITC’s commitment to the digital transformation of industry verticals such as oil and gas, education, healthcare, IoT, gaming, and entertainment in the Kingdom. ITC has a wider deployment plan of FWA services across the Kingdom, delivered in stages, with various new services and applications.

“This new service is another milestone for ITC to address growing market demand in areas that lack fiber coverage and lead in a new generation of service offerings enabled by 5G,” said Osama Al-Dosary, CEO of ITC.

He added: “We appreciate the enablement the CITC has given for this initiative, which is in line with the Kingdom’s digital transformation and increasing internet coverage objectives, moving us closer toward the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”