To enable the fourth industrial revolution in the Kingdom, Zain Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Organization for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones (MODON) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide fifth-generation services, communications, high-quality internet, cloud services, and the Internet of things (IoT) in Modon's industrial cities.
Under the arrangement, the two organizations plan to raise awareness about the importance of digital transformation of factories and exchange experiences in the field of infrastructure development and contemporary technologies, including electronic training and remote training.
The joint efforts are directed towards accelerating the transformation towards the next generation of production processes, managing operations, and supply chains, enhancing the competitiveness of the industrial sector, and enabling it to lead the achievement of economic diversification, in line with the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, according to the statement.
Commenting on the development, chief executive officer of the Saudi Organization for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones (MODON), Eng. Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Salem, said, “MODON aims to empower the Saudi industry and national competencies in this field, and to enhance its competitiveness in the global and regional markets in parallel with raising its investment attractiveness to attract and localize local and international investments with added value to the national economy.”
Meanwhile, the CEO of Zain Saudi Arabia, Eng. Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Daghaither said, “The memorandum of understanding with the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON) establishes a long relationship of cooperation between us. It also establishes a new era for Saudi industry, with its main pillars: innovation, modernity, and global competition. After the success of our joint project in covering Dammam Second Industrial City completely with the fifth-generation (5G) network, cooperation between Zain Saudi Arabia and today's cities take on more comprehensive dimensions throughout this country. "
Zain Saudi Arabia was recently awarded three awards for Best 5G Coverage, Best 5G Download Speed and Best 5G Downloading Experience by Opensignal, an independent and impartial international organization that specializes in analyzing customer experience in telecommunications networks. Ookla also awarded Zain Saudi Arabia the SpeedTest award for the fastest home internet in the Kingdom in 2020. The Telecom Review Summit also awarded the company 3 awards --Best 5G User Growth, Best 5G Infrastructure, and Best Provider of Cloud Computing.