STC sees big jump in Haj Broadband use
Makkah, November 6, 2011
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) recorded a streamlined and high flow of traffic during Tarwiya in Mina yesterday.
The company said there is a significant increase in the usage of Broadband services - both wire and wireless - this year during Haj, compared to the same period last year.
The company registered a significant increase in international roaming in Makkah and Mina on STC’s network as well as the increase of traffic for calls, local and international SMS, and MMS, a statement said.
The company is well prepared to serve pilgrims today (November 6) in Arafat, dedicating all of its technical and human resources.
STC’s superior capacity in Makkah and other Holy Sites assist in passing more than 3 million minutes of calls in one hour with high quality and efficiency as well as passing 1.5 billion SMS every day.
Yesterday, the company passed more than 1,900 terabytes on its internet network which represents more than 90 per cent of total internet traffic in the Kingdom. STC owns the largest internet gate in the Middle East and North Africa that can pass more than 300 gb/sec, it said.
STC is the only company to launch 4G services in the Holy Sites in addition to providing speeds of 42 mb/sec for its QuickNet services, it said.
The company is also the only one that provides the circuits services using fiber optics for all government agencies operating in the Holy Sites and with very high efficiency such as the mega projects including Al Masha’er Train, Mina Towers, and Al Jamarat Bridge, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service