Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 74

INDUSTRY WATCH partnership will also contribute to the ICT research ecosystem and will be published in top-tier journals . Additionally , the exchange of students and researchers between KAUST and the Ericsson Research in Sweden , will allow for an enhanced transfer of knowledge , education and training .
Officials from KAUST , Ericsson and stc .
Procurement and Support Services Vice President , stc , added : “ Our partners and institutions play an important role in creating world-class networks for now and the future with a key role in empowering Saudi capabilities and development of local high-tech industry . Collaboration is a critical part of this process and this agreement is an example of partnerships that can support Saudi Vision 2030 ’ s Digital Transformation mandate .”
KAUST and Ericsson believe that the research output will vastly contribute to the development of next generation 5G and 6G networks . The results of this
Magnus Frodigh , Vice President and Head of Ericsson Research , Ericsson said : “ We are delighted to partner with KAUST as we believe an ecosystem of strong collaborative partnerships is important in enhancing communications networks . Our partnership with KAUST is part of our aspiration to encourage regional innovation by funding local research projects . By working together on fundamental research areas , our partnership with KAUST will help develop and grow the ICT sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and help us meet the demands and opportunities of the 6G era .”
Ericsson and KAUST ’ s research will be a key enabler to government-sponsored digital initiatives aimed at promoting technological innovation throughout the country . It will also lay the groundwork for research into the future of communication helping the Kingdom to become an engine of innovation and creativity . p
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