In collaboration with Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, the ministry of communications and information technology (MCIT) inaugurated the national center for emerging network technologies.
Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said, "This step aligns with Saudi Vision 2030 and the Kingdom's continuous efforts to advance digital transformation, develop digital skills, and spread a culture of innovation. This collaboration also reflects Huawei's ongoing commitment to adopting the latest 5G technologies and supporting the Kingdom's progress to become a global leader in this field."
The ceremony is done in the presence of Engr. Haitham Al-Ohali, MCIT vice minister, Prof. Badran Al-Omar, rector of King Saud University, and Eric Yang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, among other present parties. The newly-established center, powered by Huawei, is the result of a strategic partnership between King Saud University and MCIT.
The innovative facility will help raise awareness of 5G technologies and its expanding set of applications, support local talent in this field, and strengthen 5G cybersecurity while providing a platform to develop digital trust, enhance digital infrastructure, adopt emerging technologies, and advance smart cities.
MCIT has established partnerships with many relevant authorities and sectors in the recent past, ensuring the acceleration of innovation in the Kingdom’s ICT sector, in line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 goal of building a digital-centric society, government, and economy.