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Comptel and STC sign MoU to build digital skills for Saudi Arabia

Comptel announced a joint initiative with Saudi Arabia-based ICT operator STC to help Saudi Arabia capitalise on the new digital era and deliver on its vision for 2030. As an aspiring ICT leader with robust technology infrastructure and a deep market footprint, STC is a key driver for vision 2030.

Supported by Comptel’s thought leadership in innovation, and its digital service orchestration and application-embedded intelligence capabilities, the partnership is well-positioned to execute on the vision. At the very heart of vision 2030 lies innovation, youth enablement, cost optimisation and economic growth through new revenue sources.

“STC and Comptel have been partners for nearly two decades and ushered Saudi Arabia into the era of GSM. This memorandum of understanding marks another chapter in our strategic partnership, as we join hands to step into the new digital era and make strides toward vision 2030,” said Nasser Al Nasser, Senior Vice President of Technology and Operations, STC.

“The future that vision 2030 promises will be shaped by youth – they will make it a reality. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we instill the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in this generation.”

“As a strategic partner of STC, we are delighted to join them in supporting local initiatives and nurturing the talented youth who will play a major role in realising the future of Saudi Arabia,” said Juhani Hintikka, CEO, Comptel. “Digital platforms and artificial intelligence are two areas that are ripe for innovation on a global scale, and we look forward to seeing what Riyadh’s budding entrepreneurs will bring to the table.”

Hunt a Shark is the latest collaborative initiative in a 20-year-old partnership between Comptel and STC. It builds on a programme launched in 2014 to develop the skills of Saudi Arabia’s young IT professionals, educating them on telecommunications networks and Comptel’s product suite, while enabling them for future leadership positions within STC.

Comptel has enabled the delivery of digital and communications services to more than 2 billion people.