The Saudi Telecom Company (STC), represented by its enterprise unit STC Business, stole the show at GITEX 2017 in Dubai last week by unveiling a variety of ICT digitization enabling platforms - essential to achieving the Kingdom's Vision 2030 transformation objectives. The leading operator signed a Cloud Service Provider agreement with Thales Group at the event, and also signed mega deals with Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei.

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'Technology for good' was a major focus at Etisalat this year during GITEX Technology Week' focusing on transformative technologies that will enhance the lives of the differently-abled, specially designed to help them in their day to day activities, many of them showcased for the first time in the country.

Read more: ‘Technology for Good’ major attraction at Etisalat during GITEX Technology Week

STC Signed Mega Deals with a number of international companies (Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei) on the margin of GITEX Dubai 2017. The first agreement was signed with Nokia to boost mobile broadband capacity and coverage in Saudi Arabia using Nokia’s 4.5G-Pro technology.  The agreements were signed by Emad A. Alaoudah, Procurement and Support Services Sector VP at STC, in the presence of Dr. Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, and Nasser Alnasser, SVP of Technology and Operations at STC.

Read more: STC signs mutual agreements with Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei to boost mobile broadband capacity

Under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Telecommunications Jamal Jarrah, Alfa, managed by Orascom TMT, in cooperation with the Francophone Association for Mental Illnesses (AFMM), launched an awareness initiative on mental health and the importance of integrating it in public health, as part of the Alfa 4-Life Program at a press conference held on at Saint Joseph University's Faculty of Medicine (USJ). The event coincided with World Mental Health Day and included six awareness films produced for this campaign dealing with common mental illnesses and addressing prevention and treatment. It was attended by Alfa CEO and Chairman Marwan Hayek, AFMM President Dr. Sami Richa, USJ Vice-Rector Father Michel Scheuer, and Alfa's management, team and interested stakeholders.

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Mobile Telecommunications Company K.S.C.P. (Zain), Kuwait's leading mobile operator announced it has entered into definite agreements to sell and leaseback the passive physical infrastructure of its mobile tower portfolio in Kuwait for US$165 million to IHS Holding Limited (IHS), in partnership with Towershare Management Limited ("Towershare"). The transaction will result in the formation of a new entity that will acquire and manage Zain's tower assets in Kuwait, with Zain assuming a minority shareholding in this newly formed entity. 

Read more: Zain agrees to sell and lease back its telecom towers in Kuwait for US$165 million to IHS in a...

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC), represented by its enterprise focused business unit, STC Business,  signed a Cloud Service Provider agreement with Thales Group, a leader  in the fields of Security, Defense, Transportation, Aerospace, and Space, Tuesday  at GITEX Technology Week as part of its drive to enable enterprise digitization, essential to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 transformation objectives.

Read more: Enabling Secure, Trusted digitization: STC, Thales announce cloud data encryption service

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