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China Telecom Global and stc group ink MOU to collaborate in IoT and Connected Car Projects

PRNewswire May 31, 2023

Leveraging their respective IoT expertise to accelerate the development of connected car technology in Saudi Arabia

HONG KONG, May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — On 19th of April, China Telecom Global Limited (“CTG”), the world-leading provider of integrated telecommunication services, and stc group, the leading digital enabler in Saudi Arabia and the region, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen the IoT business, and explore business opportunities and innovations that will achieve common goals for both parties.

The primary aim of the MOU will revolve around the strategic development of IoT industries, especially connected car projects in Saudi Arabia.

Over the past few decades, Chinese automobile companies have solidified their presence in Saudi Arabia by exporting new and innovative vehicles. CTG and stc have entered a mutual agreement to leverage their respective IoT services, and the IoT expertise and partnership synergies to usher in the next generation of connected transportation and vehicles. This will allow CTG to further expand its market leading IoT solutions in the country and enhance Saudi Arabia’s position as an interconnected hub in the Middle East. The agreement will provide an opportunity for both parties to promote growth in strategic areas and capture synergies that will go towards fulfilling the obligations of the MOU.

Mr. Li Yong Bo, Global Roaming and Mobility Business Centre Vice President, CTG, said: “We’re looking forward to building upon the existing cooperation framework between CTG and stc group that includes corresponding mutual affiliates to explore joint IoT opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Our agreement aligns with the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan to accelerate the innovation of connected cars in the region. Both groups will work towards building benefits and advancing transportation for the nation and its people.”

Eng. Saud AlSheraihi, Products & Solutions Vice President, stc, said: “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with China Telecom as a significant step towards achieving our strategic goals for the IoT industry, particularly in the realm of connected car projects in KSA. By signing this MOU, we are confident that stc group and CTG will continue to work together to accelerate our digital developments and ensure that we meet our objectives”

stc group and CTG, will collectively be operating to ensure their IoT business is successful. IoT services in KSA and the region will be scaled up through different technologies and digital solutions supported by the combined knowledge of all three parties, especially for the connected cars project. There will be additional IoT prospects in the pipeline that will upgrade the lifestyle in the Kingdom and stc group with China Telecom as the lead in these developments.     

Establishing the partnership strengthens the corporate foundations between the stc group and CTG in the arena of IoT, especially through the provision of solid practical experience and industry knowledge that builds a competitive edge. In the future, both parties will explore endless innovations and share the fruits of technological breakthroughs with the wider community. 

About China Telecom Global

China Telecom Corporation Limited (“China Telecom”), one of the world’s largest providers of integrated telecommunication services, has unwaveringly strived to enhance its capabilities in maintaining its global footprints while addressing changing demands. In 2000, China Telecom established its first overseas office. In order to further enhance its global service quality and accelerate overseas business expansion, China Telecom established China Telecom Global Limited in 2012, which is headquartered in Hong Kong, China. China Telecom has not only established its presence in 41 countries and regions, but also now offers services around the world to help global customers accelerate their business transformation journeys.

Leveraging its vast network resources of 50 submarine cables with 117T in intercontinental capacity and 229 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) around the world, China Telecom offers a high-performing global network for international carriers, multinational enterprises, and overseas Chinese customers. On the fast track of corporate digital transformation across the globe, China Telecom Global is dedicated to delivering a wide portfolio of high-quality and integrated communications solutions for international operators, multinational enterprises, and overseas Chinese customers. Through the comprehensive enhancement of DICT technology, “Cloud-Network Integration” strategy and operational security, we can support industries to better navigate their journey of digital transformation and explore new opportunities in the digital economy.

With an agile and forward-looking spirit, innovative products and business models, and industry-leading technologies, China Telecom is dedicated to creating value for its customers in their business transformation, enabling them to achieve business growth, enhance global footprints, and maintain competitive edges by digitalisation.

About stc Group

stc is a pioneer digital champion, always focused on innovation and the evolution of digital solutions to enrich the customer’s experience and enhance their digital experience. stc offers various ICT solutions and digital services in different categories, taking the lead in digital transformation nationally and regionally. stc focuses on implementing initiatives along with seizing current and future opportunities to promote sustainability, innovation and people empowerment For more information, please visit https://www.stc.com.sa; or to follow us on Twitter: @stc, Instagram: @stc_ksa 

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