Mobily to provide telecoms for KAEC

Mobily to deliver data centre, fibre optic network and services for King Abdullah Economic City

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Mobily to provide telecoms for KAEC The deal will see Mobily provide telecoms infrastructure and services to KAEC.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 7, 2013

Saudi telecoms operator Mobily has been signed to develop and operate the telecommunications network at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

Under the agreement, Mobily will provide an advanced infrastructure for telecommunications services, data transmission services and broadband Internet services through a secure, fibre optic network for the 168 million square metre city development.

The company will also provide a data centre and Smart City services such as IPTV, VPN services and Ethernet IP-VPN, direct access to the Internet DIA, broadband for businesses and Connect services. Mobily will also provide a Communications Management Service, which reduces the time to install and manage the telephone network for targeted companies in the project.

Fahd Al-Rasheed managing director and CEO of King Abdullah Economic City, commented: "We are delighted with this strategic partnership with Mobily, which is one of the leading companies in the provision of telecommunications services and information technology in the Kingdom and the region. Mobily was chosen because they have the expertise and capabilities to develop an integrated communications network within KAEC with world-class, high efficiency and the provision of distinctive services and products serving the city's residents and businesses alike.

"KAEC is moving forward at a fast pace and we look forward to enhancing our relations with the world through Internet and high quality virtual networks that will promote the city's role in stimulating economic and social development in the Kingdom. Hence, we are committed to providing a complete and well-developed infrastructure system to various sectors according to the highest international standards and practices. We are confident that Mobily will achieve this ambitious goal through the development and operation of a modern and integrated communications network compatible with the position of KAEC and responsive to the requirements of all of its commercial, industrial, educational and residential components, as well as to all the relevant supporting businesses."

The agreement was signed by Engineer Khalid AlKaf, managing director and CEO of Mobily, and Fahd Al-Rasheed, in the presence of Mr. Mohanud Abdulaziz Hilal, Secretary General of the Economic Cities Authority in Saudi Arabia.

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