Online booking of low cost Hajj for local pilgrims has reportedly received an overwhelming 240,000 aspirant pilgrims enrolling in the first week of starting the registration process.
Saudi Crown Prince Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Chairman of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has recently chaired a meeting of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development focused on plans to enhance the traffic systems and integrating technology to boost government resources.
Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports has introduced eye-scan and facial recognition technology to keep track of visitors and residents.
Al Khobar, a city in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, became the first city in the Middle East and North Africa to test 5G wireless connectivity after it launched a pilot project last week, according to a recent statement released by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture and Information.
Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission has warned users of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp to be wary of hackers sending malicious messages through the app.
Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is reportedly launching a free training programme for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals of both genders in the field of digital marketing.
China has launched a satellite that will serve as the communications relay for a future probe on the the invisible side of the moon. The satellite is equipped with a payload for a space sensory system developed by Saudi engineers and researchers for filming and taking photos of the moon.
STC has recently announced the first live 5G network in Saudi Arabia, the initial phase for operating the service once 5G special devices are available in global markets.
SoftBank is reportedly planning to open an office in Saudi Arabia to further strengthening its ties with the kingdom.
Public, private, and academic partnerships are making high-demand digital skills accessible to Saudi youth and helping the Kingdom fill the 30,000 IT jobs gap which will contribute to achieving Saudi Vision 2030 talent development goals, global technology company SAP announced.
Gulf Capital has reportedly acquired a strategic stake in Saudi Geidea, a provider of electronic payment solutions and financial technologies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has reportedly signed a strategic partnership with US education-focused technology firm, Coursera.
Saudi Arabia and Japanese telecom giant-turned-tech investor SoftBank have announced a new phase of their partnership on Tuesday, announcing the world’s biggest solar power generation project at a press conference in New York.