The Middle Eastern telecoms industry is meeting in Dubai for Digital Transformation Middle East 2019, from 21 to 22 January. This event brings together over 300 of the region’s senior decision-makers and leaders from the largest telecommunication operators to accelerate the pace of digital transformation. STC are a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to their customers and enabling the digital transformation in KSA.
STC’s endorsement of the event through its Host Sponsorship speaks to the importance of the digital transformation mission faced by Communication Service Providers. STC Channels’ own General Manager of Digital Transformation, Abdulaziz Al-shamsan, is sharing his experience and plans in the conference.
Seventy two percent of 5G commercial opportunities require telecoms companies to radically re-think their operational management. With two tracks addressing the strategy and the technology side of digital transformation, Digital Transformation Middle East will explore the new technology and business environment required to become a true 5G Digital Partner.
New forms of media and entertainment will use enhanced mobile broadband, smart logistics and manufacturing will use widespread IoT capabilities, and business-to-business and business-to-government services will use ultra-low latency to automate mission-critical services. This multitude of use cases requires artificial intelligence to orchestrate network slices and virtualize network functions. Remaining customer-centric in such an agile operating environment requires a radical overhaul of customer management processes so monetization and trust continue to grow. Together, Digital Transformation Middle East and STC are bringing together the people who are driving this evolution.
Digital Transformation Middle East 2019 opens on Monday 21st January 2019. For more information on the event, please visit: dtme.tmforum.org
About TM Forum
TM Forum is an association of over 850 member companies that generate a combined US$2 trillion in revenue and serve five billion customers across 180 countries. We drive collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers. We support our members, as they navigate their unique digital transformation journeys, by providing practical and proven assets and tools to accelerate execution, and by creating digital and physical platforms that facilitate collaborative problem solving and innovation. Learn more at www.tmforum.org.
About Saudi Telecom Group
With its headquarter in Riyadh, Saudi Telecom Group is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa based on market cap. STC’s revenue for 2017 amounted to 50,747 million SAR (13,533 million US dollars) and the net profit for 2017 amounted to 10,133 million SAR (2,702 million US dollars). STC was established in 1998 and currently counts about 100 million customers worldwide. It focuses on providing services to customers through a fiber-optic network that spans 158,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Saudi Arabia (the group’s main operation site) STC operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East as it covers more than 99% of the country’s populated areas in addition to providing 4G mobile broadband to about 85% of the population across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Besides its main operation in Saudi Arabia, STC’s investments include 100% ownership in Viva Bahrain, 51.8% stake in Viva Kuwait, 35% stake in Oger Telecom Limited in UAE which controls Turk Telecom, Avea in Turkey, Cell-C in South Africa, 25% stake in Binariang GSM Holding in Malaysia which controls Maxis in Malaysia. In addition to the above-mentioned, STC has a wide range of underlying investments in information technology, content, distribution, contact centers and real estate, all of which support its telecom operations across the Middle East.