Bayanat to provide wholesale capacity to support Yanbu smart city plans

Agreements signed with retail service providers to support smart services for business and consumer at Yanbu industrial city

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Bayanat to provide wholesale capacity to support Yanbu smart city plans The capacity agreement is part of plans to transform Yanbu into a smart city, says Dr Nassif. (ITP Images)
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 30, 2015

Etihad Etisalat's data subsidiary, Bayanat has signed three wholesale agreements to provide capacity to ISPs serving the industrial city of Yanbu.

The agreements with retail service providers FTTH Mobily, Sahara Net and Shabakah Net are intended to support smart city services for the residential and industrial areas at Yanbu, as the city looks to transform from an industrial hub to a smart city.

The signing ceremony for these agreements was held in the presence of the chief executive officer of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Dr. Alaa Bin Abdullah Nassif; also in attendance were Dr. Akil Al Akil the general manger of Bayanat company and Omar Al Rasheed the executive general manger for the Mega projects in Mobily.

Dr. Nassif said that the agreement will help provide internet services for 1,500 housing units in Yanbu industrial city.

He added that the Royal Commission in Yanbu is seeking to convert the industrial city of Yanbu to a Smart City by upgrading the basic infrastructure of the city; this is being accomplished by building a 3000 km long fibre network, that will provide capacity to accommodate future expansion of the residential areas, heavy and light industries areas and various businesses. In addition to this, two fully equipped data centres are being established to host services for business in the city.

The Bayanat team has already completed the implementation of the network infrastructure based on the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Royal Commission, based on build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. The purpose is to enable other Retail Service Providers to utilize the robust platform developed by Bayanat team to provide services to customers.

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