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SoftBank, Saudi Arabia plan $100B tech fund

Japan’s SoftBank is joining forces with Saudi Arabia’s largest sovereign wealth fund to create a …

Uber gets $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia

As part of its series G round, Uber received $3.5 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, the biggest investment it has received to date.

STC chief urges Saudi infrastructure push

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Khaled Biyari, STC Group CEO, believes investment in infrastructure will be key to …

Saudi watchdog lifts one-day suspension of Mobily shares

Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) suspended trading of Mobily’s shares on 11 October, and …

STC aims to be central player in digital services

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360 MIDDLE EAST: Mobile operators can play a key role in digitising …

Mobily inks $200M loan for AlcaLu kit

Saudi operator Mobily signed a $200 million agreement with Export Development Canada, to fund the …

Zain announces $1.2B infrastructure contract awards

Zain Saudi Arabia announced the award of infrastructure deals worth $1.2 billion, as it looks …

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Saudi Arabia threatens to block WhatsApp within weeks – report

Unless US-based WhatsApp complies with Saudi Arabia’s telecoms regulation, national authorities have plans to block …

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Saudi regulator threatens messaging apps – report

Saudi Arabia’s telecoms regulator has threatened to block messaging apps such as Skype, WhatsApp and …

NSN signed up for Saudi TD-LTE network expansion

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has been tasked with expanding Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) TD-LTE network …