Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, director general, Smart Dubai Office, successfully delivered a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In her talk, Dr. Bishr spoke about the basic techniques and innovations that can be utilized in the future of smart cities. Speaking at the Ministerial program held on the sidelines of the congress, she urged that no time should be wasted in the use of modern technology, especially for efforts directed towards the transformation process of becoming a smart city.

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Ghassan Abdul Wahab Itani, CEO of Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company confirmed that the company took it upon themselves to contribute with the Saudi community in working to achieve everything needed for the Vision 2030, which will help to enhance and grow the country’s economy.

Read more: ITC’s CEO: MCIT and CITC’s efforts raised the level of services at the ICT sector

Zain Group announces its recognition as a winner of the GSMA's "Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award" for 2017. The award was presented to Zain Group and four other mobile operators Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell and Vodafone on 26 February 2017, the eve of Mobile World Congress, at the GSMA's annual Welcome Dinner at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, in the presence of His Majesty, King Felipe VI of Spain.

Read more: Zain Group honored with “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” for 2017 by the GSMA

Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia signed an Memorandum of Understanding to work together on developing 5G and define a clear path toward building the next-generation ultra broadband networks in Saudi Arabia. Both companies will combine their expertise to develop use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios for 5G technologies. The MoU was signed by Zain Saudi Arabia CEO Mr. Peter Kaliaropoulos and Ashish Chowdhary, Nokia’s chief customer operations officer, at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

Read more: Zain Saudi Arabia and Nokia collaborate on 5G and IoT development toward transforming Saudi Arabia

Etisalat Group and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. have signed a strategic agreement to work together to advance the development of next generation network technologies. The collaboration will focus on accelerating 5G standardization to bring forward the possibility of commercially available 5G networks as early as 2019.

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At Mobile World Congress, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco announced that they have signed a three-year managed services agreement to transform STC's core network and operations, and prepare it for the digital era. The long-term contract delivers the full functionality of a Service Provider-grade Network Operating Center (NOC) to support STC's drive to introduce new services, improve customer experiences and enhance network agility and performance.

Read more: STC and Cisco Sign Managed Services Agreement to Drive Network Capabilities for Digital Era

On the sidelines of the world's top telecommunications conference and exhibition, Mobile World Congress 2017, Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, have signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) that will see them collaborate on a number of technologies and services in a bid to further develop the operator's ICT offering and ultimately contribute to the Kingdom's digital transformation goals.

Read more: Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei collaborate to drive digital transformation in the Kingdom

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