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STC Selects MATRIXX Software
January 27, 2020

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world-class digital leader, today announced it is partnering with MATRIXX Software to drive continued growth for its Jawwy brand.

STC Solutions is the prime contractor for this project and System Integrator (SI) Celfocus has been selected for delivery.

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STC Selects MATRIXX Software, Celfocus and STC Solutions to Power Jawwy, STC’s Digital-First Mobile Brand
January 22, 2020

Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world-class digital leader, today announced it is partnering with MATRIXX Software to drive continued growth for its Jawwy brand. STC Solutions is the prime contractor for this project and System Integrator (SI) Celfocus has been selected for delivery. As a digital-first solution, Jawwy represents the future in consumer mobility by delivering a rich and unique customer experience, anchored on a future-ready 5G digital stack capable of powering digital customer engagement at scale. By deploying the MATRIXX Digital Commerce platform, Jawwy will have the ability to digitalize customer engagement, simplify customer journeys and provide better and more comprehensive experiences. STC recognized the importance of evolving the Jawwy offerings to keep pace with their mobile-savvy......

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Saudi Arabia to grant new network licenses to foreign operators
January 15, 2020

LONDON: Saudi Arabia is opening up its telecom sector to further competition with plans to award licenses to foreign mobile virtual network operators.

The Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) made the disclosure on Tuesday. It is part of a broader plan to accelerate the ICT sector’s growth by 50 percent in the Kingdom and increase its contribution to GDP by $13.3"...

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Zain KSA offers Google’s Mobile Data Plan services
January 12, 2020

RIYADH — In a step aiming to amplify its services and develop the Kingdom’s telecommunications sector, Zain KSA offers for the first time in the Kingdom the “Mobile Data Plan” feature to its Android user client base in collaboration with Google.

Through the Mobile Data Plan, subscribers with Android smart mobiles can benefit from personalized data solutions based on their needs through purchasing data plans, topping up their credit,"...

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GSMA Intelligence: US and European Consumers Cautious on Move to 5G Devices, China and Korea Set to Lead Early Adoption
January 8, 2020

The smartphone will remain the dominant consumer device into the new decade, but the arrival of 5G will not guarantee a surge in device upgrades, according to new GSMA Intelligence research. A new report, The Future of Devices, published at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas today, provides a wealth of insight on consumer technology adoption trends over the coming years, including the outlook for smartphones, smart speakers, wearables and other"...

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Mobily first to test 5g services over standalone network in the Kingdom
January 2, 2020

RIYADH — Mobily made a major leap after the successful completion of the first 5G call made using 5G stand-alone (5G SA) network in the Kingdom. Unlike all currently available 5G networks in the Kingdom, a 5G SA network does not rely on traditional 4G technology and offers pure 5G network technology from handset to radio and to the core offering higher speeds along with ultra-low latency.

Chief Technology Officer at Mobily Eng. Alaa Malki said:"...

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Saudi telecom sector on growth track: report
December 30, 2019

The telecom sector in Saudi Arabia witnessed a healthy performance in 2019 so far, a report said, noting that leading telecom companies have registered increase in revenue year-to-date (YTD).

Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) recorded an increase of 6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) while the revenues of Mobily was up 14 per cent y-o-y and Zain KSA up 12 per cent y-o-y, mainly led by low base, improved ICT/business segment and improvement in ARPU,"...

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