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flynas and STC Pay to provide passengers with new payment solutions
October 20, 2019

RIYADH — Saudi Telecom giant STC and leading low-cost carrier flynas have signed an agreement during the GITEX Technology Week 2019 event in Dubai to allow the airline’s customers to pay for flight bookings with STC Pay.

Ms. Asma Hamdan, Chief Information Officer at flynas, expressed her delight with this partnership that will add value to flynas’ customer service offerings by providing an additional payment option to further facilitate"...

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Zain Saudi joins forces with Alibaba to launch cloud network in the kingdom
October 15, 2019

Zain Saudi Arabia has tied up with Whale Cloud, a subsidiary of Chinese tech company Alibaba Cloud, to offer cloud computing solutions in the kingdom.

Under a three-year agreement, Whale Cloud will help the teleco — a unit of Kuwait telecoms operator Zain Group — to deploy, operate and maintain a public cloud platform in Saudi Arabia, the companies said in a joint statement.

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Telefónica Selects Swrve To Drive Customer Engagement
October 15, 2019

Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, announced today that Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunication operators and mobile network providers in the world, has chosen Swrve to drive app adoption, engagement, and subscriber satisfaction. With this partnership, Telefónica will be able to reliably scale relevant, real time customer experiences to more than 350 million customers across 14 countries worldwide. Telefónica has chosen Swrve as their technology partner to deliver hyper-relevant, individualized subscriber experiences in real time and process and segment millions of behavioral data points in milliseconds. Swrve will partner with Telefónica to drive subscriber acquisition, engagement, retention and revenue by: Understanding in real......

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Zain launches commercial 5G network in 20 Saudi cities
October 9, 2019

Zain Group said that its operation in Saudi Arabia has launched 5G commercial services, with the first phase of the rollout being implemented through a network of2,000 towers that cover an area of more than 20 cities in the Kingdom.

This launch follows the launch of 5G services in Kuwait and is the largest 5G network deployment in the region to date. It will be followed by a gradual expansion of the network to cover a total of 26 Saudi cities utilizing2,600"...

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GCC Telecoms Veterans Acquire Wray Castle, UK’s Leading 5G and Cyber Training Company as Part of MENA Expansion
October 8, 2019

Wray Castle Group, a new holding company, dedicated to serving the global Telecommunications and Cybersecurity industries announces it has acquired Wray Castle Training. Group announces plans to expand within the MENA region.

Established in 1958, Wray Castle Training is the leading telecommunications training provider. Delivering effective learning pathways, from entry-level graduate through"...

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GSMA: Russian Mobile Operators to Lead Commonwealth of Independent States in 5G Deployments
October 8, 2019

Russia will lead the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)1 in the commercialisation of 5G services, with the region’s other markets all launching 5G networks by 2025, according to the GSMA’s Mobile Economy: Russia & CIS 2019 report, which was published today at the Mobile 360 Series – Eurasia event in Moscow. The CIS region will have around 54 million 5G connections by 2025, an adoption rate of 13 per cent. Operators are forecast to invest $39 billion in mobile infrastructure between 2019 and 2025, of which over 70 per cent will be 5G-specific. “5G networks have the potential to transform the digital economy for businesses and citizens alike and our latest report highlights how Russia and the CIS region is preparing to enter this exciting new era,” said Mats Granryd,......

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Zain KSA deploys the Middle East's largest 5G network
October 7, 2019

Zain Saudi Arabia deployed the region's largest 5G network to date with 2,000 towers covering an area of more than 20 cities in the kingdom.

Zain Group said the towers form the first phase of its rollout in Saudi Arabia, which will be followed by a gradual expansion of the network to cover a total of 26 Saudi cities, utilising 2,600 towers by the end of 2019, serving its 8.3 million"...

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Young Saudis showcase digital solutions at GITEX 2019 in Dubai
October 6, 2019

RIYADH: The Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the e-government program Yesser and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) will participate in GITEX 2019 in Dubai.
At the international exhibition, the STC will unveil 10 innovative digital platforms created by young Saudis.
Mohammed Abalkhail, director general of corporate communications at the STC, said the company is a pivotal player in the Kingdom’s digital transformation.
He said"...

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GSMA Reveals First Details For MWC Barcelona 2020
October 4, 2019

The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC Barcelona 2020, including keynote speakers, prominent participating companies, programmes and events. MWC Barcelona will take place 24-27 February 2020, with events also staged at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet. Under the theme of ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’, MWC Barcelona will outline the convergence of AI, Big Data, and IoT, all powered by 5G.

“Supported"...

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GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019
October 4, 2019

The GSMA today announced a number of new high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019 conference taking place at the Lotte Hotel, Moscow on the 8-9 October 2019. The industry event features a stellar line-up of senior leaders from across the mobile ecosystem who will discuss and debate the impact of mobile technology in the region. A key focus this year will be on the imminent roll-out of commercial 5G networks with Russia expected to have 48 million"...

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