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Saudi Arabia, Oman agree on program to enhance digital economy

Agencies | Riyadh

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com   

Saudi Arabia and Oman have signed an executive program in the field of communications, information technology infrastructure and submarine communications cable investment.

Signed by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha and Omani Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology Said Hamood Al Maawali, the executive program aims at activating the strategic partnership stipulated in the memorandum of understanding the two countries signed last November, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The program aims at utilizing the geographic location of the two countries and enhance investment in submarine and land cables as well as creating a joint business environment to bolster cooperation in telecommunication and information technology infrastructure, and high-speed digital interconnection for data exchange.

It also aims at providing options for the implementation of regional digital interconnection through investment bodies and licensed companies, in addition to promoting joint investment in data centers and Global Cloud Services (GCS) to maximize the interest of the region.