stc and KACST to Develop Telecom Services and Satellite Images

KACST and stc have announced a partnership in an attempt to develop telecommunications services and satellite images.

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Saudi Telecom Company (stc) have signed a cooperation memorandum in the field of developing telecommunications services and satellite images. The signing ceremony was held on the sidelines of the Riyadh-hosted World Defense Show (WDS) in the presence of Chief Business Officer at stc Eng. Riyad Saeed Muawad and KACST Director General of International Cooperation and Partnerships Dr. Hassan Alayied.

The cooperation agreement seeks to develop satellite products, such as remote sensing projects, earth observation, and space science and its applications. It also includes developing an interactive gate to facilitate the processing of clients’ applications for products of space images resulting from this partnership.

Both sides, through this cooperation, seek to benefit from stc networks and its infrastructure, along with KACST services to explore available options for satellite images products provided by KACST and target the sector of institutions and consumers in a way that contributes to increasing and expanding opportunities in the various market sectors and client sectors in the field of image services, in a bid to serve national needs.

Both sides will cooperate to invest joint capabilities and expertise in research and technological cooperation, in addition to engaging their specialized young human resources in developing services and products provided by KACST, in addition to increasing the market share for each side through joint works and add new subscribers, as well as developing KACST services through using and exploring cloud networks of stc and benefiting from MPLS network of stc Group to offer the IPVPN service.

KACST, in its capacity as a “national laboratory” in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and what it owns of scientific expertise and infrastructure, is qualified to be one of the top research and scientific institutions through holding partnerships with local and global institutions to localize and transfer vital technologies into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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