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STC links various areas in the kingdom with fiber optics technology
Saudi News Aug 02, 2012
Riyadh, KSA, August 2012; STC connected various areas in the kingdom together with fiber optics technology (FTTH) with a reach exceeding 300,000 km. The step comes as part of STC’s plan to link more than half a million homes with FTTH technology by the end of 2012, and more than a million homes by the end of 2014. The FTTH project is considered the biggest investment of its kind in the region, and will benefit both the business and wireless sectors. The advantage of fiber optics technology is that it operates at very high speeds to transfer data to the customer’s household though high capacity fibers. In effect, this gives great internet browsing and download speeds that can go more than a 1000mb/sec, and allows accessibility to various features like internet TV (IPTV), video on demand (VoD) and other entertainment services as well as calling services where customers can choose any package they wish. FTTH is considered to be the latest accredited technology with the highest global standards. STC employs this technology to ensure that its services can reach as many of its customers as possible, in line with its efforts to provide the best internet service in high quality and speed, and at competitive prices. For their convenience, customers can contact customer-care at 906 or 907 any time of the day. New customers can request the service by calling customer care (#907), or visiting a customer-care center, or by sending the short code “4321”.