‘Transport, telecom sector embracing digital transformation’
Kamal Ahmed, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, has highlighted the ministry’s role in the advancement of the ICT industry in the Kingdom and the key policies to drive innovation and growth in the telecommunications and transport sectors. He also emphasized the ministry’s commitment to embracing digital transformation and innovation, as well as the Kingdom’s strategic aspirations around the national digitization and aerospace agendas.
This came as C5 Accelerate, in partnership with Tamkeen hosted the minister during the sixth edition of its POLICY HACK series. The event aimed to strengthen communication and cooperation between policymakers, the entrepreneurship, and start-up community in the Kingdom.
“The Kingdom is seeing a comprehensive line up of strategic projects and initiatives in the ICT and logistics sectors, and it is indeed a pleasure to participate in such events and highlight the efforts undertaken as well as upcoming developments that contribute to sustainable economic development and boosting the growth of the digital society,” the minister said.
“Governmental policy has set the basis for delivering these projects and initiatives, which has led to Bahrain being positioned to be one of the first countries globally to launch commercial 5G services this year. “These services, along with the high-speed fiber optic National Broadband Network, will contribute to attracting further investment to the Kingdom and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT sector.