stc enables operators to interconnect undersea cable systems as well as international terrestrial networks through stc's landing station in Jeddah. Sitting at the heart of the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an ideal location for telecoms operators to interconnect between undersea cables. International operators can interconnect between two undersea cables that are connected at stc’s landing station at Jeddah as well as interconnect between an undersea cable connected to Jeddah landing station and a hard-patched circuit from Jeddah to a client's border connection. stc offers connectivity between SMW-3, SAS-1 and FLAG cable systems as well as a hard-patched link with other undersea cable systems. In addition, stc offers interconnection between its two landing stations in Jeddah when connecting SMW-4 to SMW-3, Flag or SAS-1.

Features and benefits:

• The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s position at the heart of the Middle East means that it is one of the most connected nations in the region. stc has relationships with a variety of cable systems meaning that it can offer capacity on thousands of kilometers of cable infrastructure around the world. SAS-1 connects Jeddah to Sudan, with 4-fiber pairs and 32 transmission wavelengths. SMW-3 the longest system in the world with a total length of 39,000 Km. It spans 39 landing points in 33 countries. SMW-4 spans 20,000 km connecting 14 countries from Eastern Asia to Western Europe. The system uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and is considered one of the most economical cable systems in the region. In addition, stc has ownership in other regional and international submarine cables making it a hub for the region.