The latest three-day training program was conducted by Huawei experts in partnership with MCIT
under the umbrella of the ministry's ThinkTech initiative.
According to MCIT
, there are around 1,000 5G towers up and running across the country already, establishing the Kingdom as a forerunner in deploying 5G not only in the region, but on a global scale.
The event, which was held at MCIT
's headquarters, is part of Huawei's ongoing 5G Roadshow in Saudi Arabia, which is touring the Kingdom to raise awareness of the next generation of 5G connectivity and seeking to develop ICT talent locally.
"This is a fantastic initiative in partnership with MCIT
to challenge young people to go beyond digital technologies and look at emerging and deep technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
The launch ceremony was held at the headquarters of CITC in Riyadh in the presence of Engineer Majid Almazyad, deputy governor of CITC; Chen Weiqing, Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Ibrahem Alnasser, general manager of Digital Innovation Center at MCIT
; and a senior executive for Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia Deng Lungang.
We must also have a national strategy for financial inclusion, so that there is no overlap between the CBE's and the MCIT
's efforts, but rather a complementation between everyone's efforts."
He added that MCIT
is seeking to transform the kingdom into a platform for Internet applications in the region and to explore the best ways to reach this through the transfer of international expertise and by facilitating access to appropriate funding.
to the directives of the MCIT
and CITC, and continuing on the company
In view of this, the court proceeded to apply the MCIT
dues against the total tax that could have been credited to PNB.
The minister said MCIT
will cover this expenditure from an anticipated increase in its revenues following the planned issuance of a unified landline and mobile telecoms license, which could generate over EGP 33 billion for the state - EGP 25.4 billion for the license rights and the rest from annual licensing fees.
Kazem Zain, MCIT
CEO, says: "The importance of this agreement is not only in its value and financial returns, but also in the glimmer of hope it gives despite the difficulties and challenges facing the region.
Capacity building will require collaboration between the Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT
) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.