Yanbu inaugurates smart city network

Royal Commission holds ceremony to inaugurate Yanbu Industrial Smart City

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Yanbu inaugurates smart city network The Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu has held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of its smart city network.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 20, 2017

The Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu has inaugurated the smart city infrastructure which will support the Yanbu Industrial Smart City project.

The network, which was deployed in collaboration with Mobily subsidiary Bayanat, will connect some 15,000 housing units and 55 industrial units at Yanbu smart city.

The project includes over 1,800 km of fibre optic cable and over 22,000 network ports. A single control centre handles network and services management, while a specialised service portal supports end users.

A ceremony to mark the inauguration was held at the Head Office of the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu in Riyadh.

The smart city ceremony was inaugurated by His Highness Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Thunayyan Al-Saud, Chairman of RCJY, and the Minister of Communication and IT, His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Al-Suwaiyel, and His Excellency, CITC Governor, Dr. Abdulaziz Salem Al Rwais, and Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO of the Royal Commission of Yanbu, Eng. Ahmed Aboudoma, Mobily Chief Executive Officer, and a number of Royal Commission, Mobily, and Bayanat leaders.

Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO of the Royal Commission of Yanbu said: "The Royal Commission vision for Yanbu Industrial City represented by creating Qualitative transformation in the society that comply with 2030 Kingdom Vision through enhancing the efficiency and capabilities of the information technology environment of the City to support initiatives and industrial and commercial projects in the Industrial City. Moreover; it aims to provide an attractive community environment to reside and secure high-income job and investment opportunities for residents and visitors.

"The Royal commission of Yanbu started strategic partnerships with international technology providers in the field of smart cities to develop and create more than ten services in the City that will improve greatly in citizen experience and city operations by using new technologies like Internet of Things, in addition to benefiting from their international labs to support innovative services in the city by establishing the first smart cities innovative service centre in the Kingdom to analyse and collect data and allowing developers, students, and academics to benefit from it through open data technology."

Eng. Ismail Alghamdi, Mobily Chief Business Officer, added: "This inauguration comes to confirm the leading role of Bayanat Co in the Telecom sector in Saudi Arabia, and reflects the company's keenness to support added value economic projects, and smart cities projects which serve the Kingdom and in line with 2030 Vision to develop the information technology infrastructure."

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