SAUDI ARABIA. STC has upgraded the coverage of 1500 location with 4G services LTE that serves 38 cities across the kingdom, in line with its efforts to achieve 65% of the residential area in the kingdom before the end of 2012.
STC has acknowledged in a press statement that “The company will continue to further affirm its leadership by offering the first of its kind services and technologies for 4G network. Taking into consideration that STC was the first operator to adapt 4G technologies and has offered it to its customers” .
STC’s leadership continues through the development of their various network, and in line with its strategy to upgrade the customers experience with the latest technologies, wither it was from 2G to 3G up to Broadband, then to +HSPA till the latest 4G LTE technology which is considered one of the latest communication technologies in the world.
It offers high Internet speed of 100 Mbps for downloading data that can reach up to 1000Mbps, making it a revolution in itself. It is an enhancement to the previous generations of mobile phones that started with the first and second generation (GSM) and is characterized by digital technology, better quality, higher capacity and more security.
The third generation paved the way for the emergence of new data technologies. After that, the third generation and a half service (+HSPA) emerged allowing customers to download data at a speed of 84Mbps. In addition to the leadership of STC in developing its current infrastructure to FTTH which will offer a high speed internet that reaches 1000Mbps.
STC was the first operator in the Middle East and North of Africa to launch the first 4G LTE network to serve its customers. STC adopted this technology in the beginning of 2010 and announced its successful rehearsals, indicating that it is the next choice of a new era of mobile telecommunications.
This technology, with its more than 100 mbps real speed in receiving data, improves network's capacity and competence, gives operators ability to provide fix services within mobile networks and develop the convergence process between fixed and mobile services.