STC continues to attend the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona http://www.stc.com.sa/wps/wcm/connect/english/stc/NewsItems/stc-attend-world-mobile-congress-barcelona STC participates in the Mobile World Congress 2019, which will be held on Monday, February 25th in Barcelona, Spain, with an integrated exhibition about the services related to the fifth generation, such as the Drones aircraft as well as the digital services and solutions in different domains such as IoT, AI and Cybersecurity. It is also participating in a special exhibition through "This is Saudi Arabia" platform, which is mainly concerned with the rediscovery of Saudi Arabia through a new perspective, highlighting tourist sites and national heritage in an innovative technical manner.

General Manager Corporate Communications at STC Mohammed Abaalkheil said that Saudi Telecom participates as a sponsor for the sixth time in a row in this global forum. It will sign number of important agreements to enable digital services with major international companies in telecommunications and information technology industry. He noted that the event is befitting the status of Saudi Telecom as a member of the Board of Directors of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), The largest organization of operators and manufacturers of mobile communications in the world. The conference is the largest gathering of ICT professionals, experts, technicians and major manufacturers of smartphones worldwide. STC will present its services and digital solutions to demonstrate its role as a leading digital provider.

The conference is being organized by the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA), The world's largest conference on smart phone technology.

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Feb 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM Asia/Riyadh
STC Announced the Largest 5G Network in the Middle East http://www.stc.com.sa/wps/wcm/connect/english/stc/NewsItems/stc-announced-largest-5g-network-middle-east Following the launch of its first live 5G network in May 2018, STC has announced that it provided 450 locations with 5G network across the Kingdom as an initial phase, achieving the highest reach level in the MENA Region and one of the highest reach levels worldwide.

STC has also announced that it is working on completing the following phases of spreading the 5G services on a wider scale to ensure keeping up with the newest global technologies, improving digital services, and enriching the customer experience across the Kingdom.

Commenting on its early preparedness to introduce the network’s new generation although 5G devices are currently not available in the markets for customers, STC said in a statement that this reflects its continuous initiatives as a digital leader, meeting customers’ expectations of advanced services in ICT accelerating market. In addition, it stated that a larger number of advanced technical services and solutions operated in high Internet speed would be available to customers by the second half of 2019. It also praised the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Communications and Information Technology Commission for the support has been providing in this regards.

It is worth noting that STC launched its first 5G live network in last May for the first time in the MENA Region after the success of its 5G experiments and trials. On this occasion, STC stated that its pioneering position in launching modern information technology services reflects the advancement of the communications and information technology sector in the Kingdom, stressing that this advancement is part of the Kingdom’s digitization plans and NTP 2020 objectives.

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Feb 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM Asia/Riyadh
18 international companies participate in the largest ICT event in the Kingdom in preparation for 5G http://www.stc.com.sa/wps/wcm/connect/english/stc/NewsItems/fudex-2019-5th-generation The Future Digitalization Expo(FUDEX 2019) was launched in Riyadh today at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, and was organized by STC in collaboration with 18 major international companies in the ICT industry.
His Highness Prince Mohammad Bin Khalid Abdullah Al Faisal, STC Group Board Chairman, as well as His Excellency Haitham Al-Oahali, the Vice Minister of Communications and Information Technology opened the exhibition which is considered one of the largest ICT events in the Kingdom. During the event, a number of leading experts and researchers gave presentations in 16 workshops on the future of digital technologies and their impact on customers and investment trends in this sector, as well as their impact on other sectors.
The exhibition included discussions and specialized workshops on topics such as the latest digital products and services, applications of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, data analysis, cybersecurity, and applications of the Internet of Things.
STC announced last March that it had successfully made a call using a smartphone equipped with fifth-generation technology. STC is the first mobile operator in the Middle East to achieve this and it is also among the first operators worldwide, thanks to the support of the strategic partners. This comes as a continuation of STC’s success in launching the first live 5G network in the MENA region in May 2018 after leading the fifth generation network testing, which started in 2017. This progress towards the development of 5G technology will allow people to benefit from the many services and capabilities this new network can offer once 5G mobile phones hit the markets worldwide.

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Apr 17, 2019 12:00:00 AM Asia/Riyadh
Al Nasser Wins 2019 Top CEO Award http://www.stc.com.sa/wps/wcm/connect/english/stc/NewsItems/best-executive-award-2019 STC Group CEO, Eng. Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser, won first place as the best chief executive officer for the year 2019 in the ICT sector in the 2019 "Top CEO" awards and conference, which was held in Manama. Al Nasser was selected among more than 700 CEO’s of listed companies in the GCC Stock Markets. He was honored alongside the top 10 CEOs in each of the 10 different business sectors in the region who have contributed to the profitability and tremendous growth of their companies, and have also demonstrated outstanding corporate governance over the past year. Organized by Mediaquest and TRENDS in collaboration with INSEAD business school for global entrepreneurship, The awards were based on guidelines developed by the Dubai-based Institute for Corporate Governance and supervised by the accounting giant KPMG.
Nasser Al Nasser received this award for his pivotal role in maintaining STC’s growth in profits in 2018, and the launching of the company’s new “DARE” strategy for ongoing growth and digital transformation, as well as the launching of STC Pay, which specializes in digital payments. Not to mention his major role in supporting digital transformation plans that help achieve the Saudi Vision 2030, as well as his role in empowering women in STC to assume supervision and leadership positions.
STC Group CEO participated in the conference's main plenary session entitled the "Future of Growth Amid Volatility" with a number of CEOs who highlighted the need for creating strategies that strengthen capacities in order to be able to address future challenges and maintain growth.

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Apr 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM Asia/Riyadh

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