Jabal Omar Hilton Makkah hosts Islamic conference

Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Morocco participated in the session.
Updated 28 May 2018
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Jabal Omar Hilton Makkah hosts Islamic conference

Jabal Omar Hilton Makkah and Convention Center recently hosted the 11th session of the Executive Council of the Conference of Endowments and Islamic Affairs. The Executive Council was headed by the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance and President of the Executive Council, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al-Sheikh.
General Manager of Jabal Omar Hilton Makkah and Convention Center, Motasem Al-Allaf said: “Hosting the Executive Council of the Conference of Endowments and Islamic Affairs is a belief in us being the largest facility for international conferences and meetings in the holy city of Makkah. Additionally, the fact that the hotel is equipped with the required technology and sound infrastructure reflected positively on the meeting session.”
Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Morocco participated in the session.


STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

A man passes the Saudi Telecom STC office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 6, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 20 January 2019
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STC wins Ookla award for fastest network in KSA

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest for internet testing and analysis, has recognized Saudi Telecom Company (STC) as the “fastest mobile network” in Saudi Arabia. STC achieved a speed score of 29.99 Mbps, with an average download speed of 32.95 Mbps.
The award is an outcome of millions of tests actively initiated by customers across the network to check internet speeds using various applications, and web and mobile platforms.
The Speedtest awards for top providers are determined using a “Speed Score” that incorporates a measure of each provider’s network speeds (download and upload) to rank network speed performance. The STC network was determined as the fastest in the Kingdom.
The telecom giant plans to increase this speed dramatically in the next couple of years to provide “impressive speeds and incorporate future services with KPIs (key performance indicators) targeting higher data rates, very low latency, massive device connectivity, IoT and energy efficiency services.” To achieve this, STC is transforming its existing network, upgrading its 4G-LTE network and rolling out the 5G network.
Haithem Al-Faraj, senior vice president, tech and ops, STC, said: “Our mission has always been to enrich society by providing second-to-none experience with the network. We are continuously improving our network speeds and rolling out new network technologies and services. STC 4G network is transforming all the time to provide remarkably faster speeds.”
He added: “We are also commercially rolling out the 5G network to introduce innovative services to our deserving customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the region. This esteemed Ookla award is a true manifestation of STC efforts to continually improve the network and get the network ready for the digital era, and to meet the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”
We are very proud of this award and look forward to many similar awards and successes in the near future.”
STC is playing a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 as an enabler for digital transformation in the public and private sectors and in the development of telecommunications and ICT infrastructure.