MCIT and Huawei host 5G onboard training program under 'ThinkTech' initiative

MCIT and Huawei host 5G onboard training program under 'ThinkTech' initiative
Published: 28 August 2019 - 4:29 p.m.

In collaboration with Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Huawei hosted a dedicated 5G on-board training program at MCIT's headquarter. The program 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 local ICT talent.

The latest three-day training program was conducted by Huawei experts in partnership with MCIT under the umbrella of the ministry's ThinkTech initiative. In attendance was Dr. Ahmed Altheneyyan, deputy minister of technology and digital capacities development. The training provided end-to-end 5G knowledge as well as hands-on demos available within Huawei's 5G roadshow truck.

The workshop covered topics such as 5G motivation and industry trends, 5G network architecture and key technologies as well as providing recent 5G use cases and global best practices. In addition, it touched on the key challenges facing the sector, including the procedures required to embrace telecommunications networks in the Kingdom.

The era of 5G in Saudi Arabia is imminent as operators are preparing to roll out the next generation of connectivity nationwide. The MCIT says there are around 1,000 5G towers up and running across the country already, making the Kingdom a forerunner in deploying 5G not only in the region, but worldwide.

Dennis Zhang, the CEO Huawei Saudi Arabia said “Our 5G Roadshow truck is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, which not only allows people to learn about the value of 5G connectivity, but to experience it with real applications, giving them a sense of the immense potential of this next generation of connectivity.”

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