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Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company, held its anniversary to celebrate the continued success story and outstanding excellence in the Saudi market. The success that was acquired through providing the most advanced telecom solutions to the public and private sectors as well as the largest operators in the Kingdom and the world.

During the ceremony, Eng. Ghassan bin Abdulwahab Itani, CEO of ITC, affirmed that the company has achieved its objectives last year and will continue its leadership in offering latest telecom services and solutions to customers.

Eng. Itani was praising ITC staff and their ability in facing challenges and stated that because of the creation of a modern network that fits in with an ambitious strategy, ITC sustained its position as one of the most attractive business environments in the Kingdom leading the company to be one of the most recognized telecom service providers in the region.

At the end of the ceremony, Eng. Itani thanked all the employees, as well as honored the employees who have been in the company for 10 years by giving them valuable gifts and financial rewards.

ITC works with a number of  IT specialized partners to provide communication solutions, managed services and cloud services, which rank it in the forefront of Information and Communications Technology Service (ICT) providers in Saudi Arabia that enhances its capability to provide the best services that suit the government and business sectors in the Kingdom.