Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia

Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia
This year’s fair took place virtually between Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5.
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Updated 07 January 2021

Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia

Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia

Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, held the latest edition of the Huawei and Partners ICT Talent Job Fair aimed at bolstering Saudi talent within the technology sector. The event also aims to contribute to the wider development goals of Vision 2030.

This year’s fair took place virtually between Dec. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5, with 13 partners participating in the event and more than 70 vacancies being offered.

Huawei and its partners both received resumes of trainees and conducted the selected interviews during the event. In addition to finding jobs, the event aims to build a deeper understanding of the value of ICT talent for Saudi Arabia’s national development, offering students constructive guidance on how to kick-start their career in one of the Kingdom’s high-growth sectors. The recruitment event was established in 2019. 

The job fair is part of Huawei’s Saudi Talent Enabling Program (STEP), which seeks to benefit 10,000 local talents by 2023. The STEP program focuses on training, enabling, and promoting ICT talent within the Kingdom through building talent alliances, setting talent standards, and communicating talent value.

Terry He, chief executive officer at Huawei Tech Investment KSA, said: “Through this job fair and under Huawei’s larger STEP initiative, we have been able to create a strong ecosystem that serves both recent graduates and professionals in the country. Together with our partners, we hope this can inspire other companies to do the same. Building on several successful events, the job fair will remain one of the most important activities under our long-term STEP program.”

Based on its comprehensive talent development strategy, Huawei hopes to continue working with entities from the public and private sectors to build a positive, open, and cooperative ICT talent ecosystem. 

With integrated solutions across four key domains — telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services — Huawei is committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.


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.”