G20 energy ministers commend KAPSARC’s CCE Guide

G20 energy ministers commend KAPSARC’s CCE Guide
Adam Sieminski
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Updated 05 October 2020

G20 energy ministers commend KAPSARC’s CCE Guide

G20 energy ministers commend KAPSARC’s CCE Guide

The recent G20 energy ministers’ meeting, organized and held under the Saudi Arabia G20 presidency, commended King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center’s (KAPSARC) role in presenting the CCE (Circular Carbon Economy) Guide in collaboration with several international organizations. 

“We acknowledge the work led by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center and the valuable contributions from the various international organizations (International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Global CCE Institute), which spelled out the various opportunities offered by the CCE approach and its 4Rs as indicated in the ‘CCE Guide’ that could be considered in accordance with national circumstances,” the seventh item of the G20 energy ministers’ communiqué said.

KAPSARC’s president, Adam Sieminski, praised the communiqué, which acknowledged the work led by the center’s experts to demonstrate the CCE framework and its 4Rs, in collaboration with the five international organizations. 

He also  said that in spite of the pandemic, KAPSARC and its partners managed to present the guide, which reflects the vital role of Saudi Arabia in addressing the new vision as part of its leadership in the coming G20 summit in November.

“The CCE initiative is a comprehensive approach to transitioning toward more comprehensive, resilient, sustainable, and climate-friendly energy systems,” Sieminski said.

KAPSARC recently launched a dedicated website (www.cceguide.org) for the CCE Guide. Eric Williams, senior adviser and research fellow at KAPSARC, said: “The website not only hosts the CCE Guide but will serve as a global knowledge hub for circular carbon economy.”


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.”