'Technology for good' was a major focus at Etisalat this year during GITEX Technology Week' focusing on transformative technologies that will enhance the lives of the differently-abled, specially designed to help them in their day to day activities, many of them showcased for the first time in the country.
STC Signed Mega Deals with a number of international companies (Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei) on the margin of GITEX Dubai 2017. The first agreement was signed with Nokia to boost mobile broadband capacity and coverage in Saudi Arabia using Nokia’s 4.5G-Pro technology. The agreements were signed by Emad A. Alaoudah, Procurement and Support Services Sector VP at STC, in the presence of Dr. Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, and Nasser Alnasser, SVP of Technology and Operations at STC.
Under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, in cooperation with the Francophone Association for Mental Illnesses (AFMM), launched an awareness initiative on mental health and the importance of integrating it in public health, as part of the Alfa 4-Life Program at a press conference held on at Saint Joseph University's Faculty of Medicine (USJ). The event coincided with World Mental Health Day and included six awareness films produced for this campaign dealing with common mental illnesses and addressing prevention and treatment. It was attended by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek, AFMM President Dr. Sami Richa, USJ Vice-Rector Father Michel Scheuer, and Alfa's management, team and interested stakeholders.
Etisalat has a strong presence at GITEX this year with Group CEO Saleh Al Abdooli announcing to media that the company plans to invest more than AED 3 billion in 2017 to develop and modernize infrastructure and expand mobile and fiber optic networks, IoT, artificial intelligence and robotics across the UAE.
Mobile Telecommunications Company K.S.C.P. (Zain), Kuwait's leading mobile operator announced it has entered into definite agreements to sell and leaseback the passive physical infrastructure of its mobile tower portfolio in Kuwait for US$165 million to IHS Holding Limited (IHS), in partnership with Towershare Management Limited ("Towershare"). The transaction will result in the formation of a new entity that will acquire and manage Zain's tower assets in Kuwait, with Zain assuming a minority shareholding in this newly formed entity.
The Saudi Telecom Company (STC), represented by its enterprise focused business unit, STC Business, signed a Cloud Service Provider agreement with Thales Group, a leader in the fields of Security, Defense, Transportation, Aerospace, and Space, Tuesday at GITEX Technology Week as part of its drive to enable enterprise digitization, essential to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 transformation objectives.
Nokia will modernize and expand Zain Iraq's radio networks with its most advanced technologies across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support the expected increase in data and voice traffic during the annual Holy event Zeyara as millions of people converge on the region.
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Etisalat and eCommerce platform Noon signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to appoint noon.com as one of Etisalat’s key online partners offering consumers the flexibility to purchase Etisalat products and services online.
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), the leading mobile and data service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, and Dell EMC announced a new strategic collaboration to support the development of Saudi Arabia's cloud computing market.