Mobily in key Saudi smart govt partnership
Riyadh, June 1, 2013
Mobily, the second largest telecoms company in Saudi Arabia, said its subsidiary Bayanat Al Oula has linked more than 150 governmental institutions with fiber optics network FTTB in a major move towards 'smart government'.
This advance technology eases and facilitate the work of ministries of labour, education, housing, petroleum and mineral resources, culture and information, water and electricity, in addition to department of Zakat and income tax, national anti-corruption commission and principalities of Makah, Madina and Eastern Province, said a statement from the company.
Chief operations officer Nasser Al Nasser said, “Fiber optics networks are crucial to have reliable infrastructures the governmental institutions can rely on to achieve growth and to turn all government work to electronic as the advanced technologies such as fiber optics will contribute to facilitate to get the work done in a flexible way.”
According to him, Mobily is currently working on linking many government agencies with FTTB networks as per the technical plan that considered the speed of delivery and service quality.
"The fiber-optic networks are the current global developed model for communications networks. In addition to their enormous capacity to transmit large amounts of data at high speeds easily and conveniently, their power consumption is less which makes them eco-friendly contributing to reducing the financial costs resulted from the energy consumption," explained Al Nasser.
Mobily’s infrastructures have drawn attention of many government and private institutions, for its rapid development that enables those institutions to increase their efficiency with eco-friendly paperless work.
Further, the company is aiming at covering more than one million sites with FTTH networks by the end of 2014, he added.-TradeArabia News Service