Saudi Arabia’s digital regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) of the Republic of Brazil in order to develop joint cooperation in the field of communications and information technology.
The MoU was signed by the Governor of the CITC, Dr. Mohammad bin Saud Al-Tamimi and the President of the National Communications Agency, Mr. Carlos Manuel Baigorri, during the sidelines of the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union, currently being held in Romania.
According to the statement, the MoU intends to strengthen cooperation between the two sides in the communications and information technology sector in a number of areas, including infrastructure development, frequency spectrum management, coordination and monitoring, emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things and 5G, and other promising areas in the sector.
The deal comes as an extension of the CITC’s efforts to enhance joint international cooperation to develop the telecommunications and information technology sectors, accelerate the growth of the digital economy, and support sustainable development goals in order to ensure a sustainable digital future.
Recently, CITC revealed its plan to launch the Emerging Technologies Sandbox. The Sandbox targets the creation of a flexible and stimulating environment for emerging technology service providers by clarifying and improving the regulations and enablers, that are important to developing the emerging technology market.
Earlier this year, CITC launched WiFi-6E technology as part of a raft of measures aimed at boosting connectivity in the Kingdom. The latest generation of Wi-Fi technology offers data transmission speeds more than five times faster than the current standard and provides more capacity for high-bandwidth activities.