Virgin Mobile Saudi and Hitek Join Forces

Virgin Mobile Saudi partners with Hitek to develop smart cities in Kingdom

Virgin Mobile Saudi has partnered with Hitek to develop smart cities in the Kingdom.

Regional technology services company Hitek, part of the Farnek group of companies, has signed a joint venture partnership with Virgin Mobile Saudi, a Beyond ONE group company, as the preferred technology partner to enable a joint strategic approach to developing smart cities in Saudi Arabia.

Yaarob Al-Sayegh, CEO of Virgin Mobile Saudi, said, “At Virgin Mobile, we believe in the transformative power of technology to create smarter, more sustainable cities. Our partnership with Hitek marks a significant step toward realising this vision in Saudi Arabia.”

“By leveraging Hitek’s expertise in digital solutions and our capabilities in telecommunications, we aim to build robust infrastructure that will not only enhance connectivity but also enable the seamless integration of cutting-edge technologies like AI and IoT. Together, we are committed to developing innovative solutions that will improve the quality of life for residents and drive economic growth across the region,” Yaarob added.

Javeria Aijaz, Managing Director of Hitek, said, “Through this ground-up partnership with Virgin Mobile Saudi, we can deliver an advanced, bespoke all-inclusive, intelligent and analytical digital platform, connecting people, assets and spaces.”

“By utilising IoT-enabled building management systems, machine learning and cloud and AI-based technologies, FM operations management will have a 360-degree overview of all facilities, 24/7, from a dedicated and centralised platform, enhancing efficiency, welfare and sustainability,” Javeria added.

Initially, the agreement will cover smart building solutions for potential projects in Saudi Arabia.