You all know that Nokia is a very popular phone company in every nook and corner of the world. But do you know it is also a telecom network technology company? Yes, as many of you know already, Nokia is also a leader in supplying telecom network technologies for Communication Service Providers (CSPs)/telecom operators and enterprises worldwide including in Saudi Arabia.
Over the last two decades, since 2001 in Saudi Arabia, Nokia has helped build a robust digital infrastructure in the Kingdom by providing leading-edge telecom equipment and technology solutions to Saudi CSPs.
“Over the last three decades, we have reimagined ourselves as a global leading technology vendor not just for CSPs. Saudi Arabia is our biggest market in the Middle East and Africa region, and we are committed to providing the industry-leading solutions here,” says Khalid Hussain, Saudi Country Senior Officer at Nokia.
With headquarters in Riyadh and five branch offices in Jeddah, Khamis Mushait, Medinah, Abha, and Khobar, Nokia has an extensive presence in Saudi Arabia. Nokia and itsaffiliated entity are supported by over 1500 employees in Strategy, Finance, Sales, Project Management, Engineering, Field Operations, and Supply Chain Management.
The company has been closely collaborating with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and all the telecom operators including stc, Zain, and Mobily to strengthen the Kingdom’s technological competitiveness and in developing new ICT capabilities in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
Nokia’s crucial presence in the country’s digital infrastructure was particularly evident last year when it worked with the service providers to ensure seamless connectivity even when the networks recorded a 30 percent surge in traffic triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Not just CSPs but Saudi enterprises are also benefiting from Nokia’s field-proven network solutions to enhance productivity, improve operational efficiency and provide exceptional customer services. In addition to its private wireless network offering with LTE and 5G, Nokia leads in the end-to-end software portfolio in digital infrastructure, network orchestration, automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and business analytics.
“We are also engaged with several enterprises from different industry verticals, including oil and energy, mining, logistics, transport, shipping, health, manufacturing, among others, to help them leverage communication technologies to automate their processes and operations for digital transformation and efficiency,” says Khalid.
With proven expertise in the latest technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Platform, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML), Nokia is helping the enterprises to digitally transform themselves to grow their business and access new market opportunities.
All the three service providers, stc, Zain, and Mobily have leveraged Nokia’s field-proven solutions to set up 5G networks. Nokia’s comprehensive technology portfolio helped the service providers deliver ultra-high-speed, low-latency and consistent 5G network performance across the country.
“Our recent milestone 5G Business Readiness Report reveals that the KSA has a massive potential to take advantage of 5G to drive the next decade of innovation. Our report shows that Saudi Arabia is leading in 5G adoption, with 13% of organizations in the Kingdom being rated as 5G mature,” adds Khalid.
Nokia, with its constant innovations supported by Nokia Bell Labs, continues to bring superior telecom network technologies to Saudi Arabia for digitization and automation for CSPs and all enterprise sectors.