Saudi Arabia

Dawiyat highlights smart grid connectivity at MWC 2018
Dawiyat is significantly contributing to the Saudi economy by improving economic viability of assets invested in by national companies, says chief executive officer Ahmed Sindi
Saudi Arabia gears for 5G
The government is encouraging vendors and operators in the market to ensure the Kingdom leads the pack when it comes to digitisation
MCIT Saudi Arabia signs MoU with Huawei to boost ICT skills development
From 2018 to 2020, 1,500 Saudis will undergo training from Huawei in skills related to ICT across the board. Joint developments to Huawei’s existing CSIC facility will focus on the development and utilisation of AI and IoT technologies in enabling the Kingdom’s entrepreneurs.
STC collaborates with ConsenSys to leverage blockchain for the Kingdom
The Saudi incumbent is working on developing innovative solutions for the government sector using blockchain technologies and aims to lead in offering blockchain application in Saudi market.
Zain Saudi gets a new CEO on board
New chief executive has been part of Zain Saudi since the beginning of its operations. He led the launch of the first commercial 4G network in the Kingdom and also led one of the biggest projects(worth $1.2 billion) in the history of Zain Saudi.
Huawei kicks off digital transformation themed roadshow in the region
The roadshow puts the spotlight on advanced ICT technologies that are driving digital transformation in the region and helping to achieve the development agendas in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Pakistan.
Etisalat launches Saudi unlimited pack with high voice and data allowances
Operator offers a new roaming pack to both prepaid and postpaid customers travelling to Saudi Arabia. Fair usage policies apply to this plan to ensure superior service levels to customers with normal usage behaviour.
Virgin Mobile KSA partners with Google to launch direct carrier billing
Now both prepaid and postpaid customers will be able to make online purchases on Google Play Store through their mobile accounts, without having to use their credit or debit cards.
Huawei reports solid performance for 2017 with a 28% increase in profits
Huawei's Carrier business group generated $45.7 billion in revenue in 2017, an increase of 2.5% YoY, focusing on helping global carriers maximise the potential of their existing network assets
BlackBerry KEYone - Bronze Edition comes to the Middle East market
This limited edition model features a matte bronze finish and adds dual-SIM compatibility for select global markets.

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