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First Saudi ride hailing application a success
October 18, 2018

JEENY - the on-demand ride hailing and delivery orders smart mobile application company - launched its services in Saudi to be the first entering the market in late 2013, among ride hailing applications. The mobile app was named “Easy Taxi” back then, and later on rebranded to “Jeeny” in early 2018 which means the Genie that grants wishes, to relate more to locals and release more service that ease day to day commutes for citizens.
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Mobily, Huawei collaborate to bring 5G to Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2018

MOBILY, a leading Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their collaboration in network evolution. The companies announced a five-year plan to upgrade Mobily’s networks and accelerate the arrival of 5G to the Kingdom. The announcement was made at Huawei’s global"...

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Saudi Arabia’s 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week
October 15, 2018

RIYADH: The 937 Service Center received 80,007 calls last week, Saudi Health Ministry said on Sunday.

These calls included 32,344 medical consultations, 6,834 complaints, 148 transfer requests from one hospital to another, and 18,233 inquiries, in addition to 18,803 appointment requests, the ministry said.

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STC Signs Agreements to Establish Fiber Optic Factory
October 10, 2018

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has signed agreements with major
international companies to promote local content, in the presence of
Head of Local Content and Private Sector Development Unit at STC Fahad
Al-Suwaiket, STC Chief Executive Officer Eng. Nasser Al-Nasser and
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology Dr. Ahmed Al-Thunayan.

The signed accords included an agreement to establish a Saudi"...

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DOCOMO Adds ''docomo Wi-Fi'' to Prepaid SIM Service for Travelers to Japan
October 10, 2018

NTT DOCOMO, INC. (DOCOMO) announced today that it has added Wi-Fi® functionality to its Japan Welcome SIMTM prepaid SIM card service to provide travelers to Japan with fast and easy access to “docomo Wi-Fi” hotspots nationwide without any complicated set-up.

The new Japan Welcome SIM & Wi-FiTM service provides access to docomo Wi-Fi secure public wireless LAN hotspots"...

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Mavenir Leads an Open RAN Ecosystem
October 10, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for communications service providers (CSPs), is announcing an Open RAN partner ecosystem that provides more options and makes it easy for operators to deploy an innovative, flexible Cloud-based Open RAN solution. Mavenir will act as the End-to-End systems integrator simplifying the engagement for operators and creating an offering that is on par with the traditional, hardware centric proprietary vendors. Ecosystem partners include MTI, Tecore Networks, Baicells, NEC, AceAxis, KMW, Benetel, CommScope, Blue Danube Systems and Airrays. “Mavenir has always been extremely active in promoting open interfaces as we believe it is in the interest of the CSPs and the overall industry. We will continue to support any effort in the direction......

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Western Union and STC Pay enter into partnership
October 7, 2018

STC Pay, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia’s largest telco, and The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, entered into strategic discussions to embed Western Union’s cross-border functionality into a new STC Pay led FinTech platform offering financial services locally and globally.

Saudi Digital Payments Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom charged with pioneering leading"...

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STC Pay, Western Union to collaborate
October 6, 2018

STC Pay, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia’s largest telco, and The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, have entered into strategic discussions to embed Western Union’s cross-border functionality into a new STC Pay led FinTech platform offering financial services locally and globally.

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Rohde & Schwarz: A strong, reliable partner for shaping the future of telecoms in KSA
October 3, 2018

RIYADH: The Rohde & Schwarz technology group, which has a substantial presence in Saudi Arabia, is a strong and reliable partner for shaping the future of communications, information and security. It develops, produces and markets innovative testing and measurement, information and communications technology products for professional users.

In addition to being a top-notch communications"...

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Saudi Arabia's largest telecom operator plans to keep its lead
October 1, 2018

It takes zeal, initiative, and the ability to execute a plan to be effective as a CEO, and few companies demand that combination from their top executives as much as Saudi Telecom Company (STC).

The largest telecom operator in the Middle East by market value, STC operates in an industry which demands agile thinking and innovation.

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