STC raises readiness level to meet the increasing demand on data services
Saudi NewsJul 12, 2014
STC has made new record successes in mobile networks in the central areas of the holy Haram in Makkah and the prophet mosque in Medina since the advent of the holy Ramadan to cope with the density of visitors and Umrah performers and areas of their movements to ensure transiting their national and international calls/messages and internet via mobile.
STC has adapted its networks to cope with the expected increase of demand on mobile data services by reinforcing 4G and 3G networks with 202 new 4G which represents an increase of 44% compared to last year in order to provide its services to thousands visitors of the two holy harams with speeds of up to 150 mega.
STC also added 226 new 3G sites with very high capacities to accommodate capacity of the voice service network as well as meeting the increasing demand on data services. Work is also underway to enhance network technologies and expand its channels to improve the network quality according to highest world standards of modern telecom networks. The network was supported with more than 10 mobile stations equipped with high capacities and speeds to serve areas that cannot be served with fixed sites.
It is worth mentioning that STC annually raises its readiness to accommodate the dense traffic experienced by the two holy cities in Ramadan. It reinforces its networks and preventive maintenance is made to all fixed and mobile towers to ensure they are ready to support communication traffic and data transmission with high quality. Networks are closely tracked and monitored via the National Network Control Center (NNCC) in Riyadh and Jeddah that are run by national cadres who are experienced in dealing with peak times of communication traffic and data transmission according to world standards.