Mar 09, 2014
STC strengthen its regional position by investing in the fifth intercontinental submarine cables
STC announced Friday 07/03/2014 in a world consortium of 14 telecom companies to sign a project of building the SEA-ME – WE 5 which is the most recent submarine cable in the world. The cable which is expected to complete in 2016, connects South Eastern countries with Europe through the Middle East and North Africa. This strategic alliance joined in addition to STC fifteen world telecom organizations representing 15 countries. They included 3 operators from China and the key operator in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, UAE, Yamen, Italy and France. STC station in Yenbu – Saudi Arabia, was selected as a key drop point of this cable which will be a major addition to STC international network. It is a new station added to the existing stations in Jeddah and East Region. These stations will serve over 10 world and regional submarine cables in the region and provides the geographical diversity required to deliver the best continuity, reliability and service quality to STC customers at time. The Chairman and Managing Director of STC Group, Engineer Abdulaziz AL Sugair said on this occasion: “STC would continue taking the initiative of investing in building its network through active international alliances. It does this to ensure provision of modern means of world communications with the highest quality standards required by world services and at prices affordable to STC customers within the unprecedented growth undergone by the Saudi Arabia in broadband and internet services and their application. STC continues intensive investment in broadband services particularly in FTTH networks for business and home sectors, LTE/4G and LTE/4G Advance”.