Saudi Telecom Company announced on Sunday that it has successfully made a call using a 5G smartphone — a first in the MENA region and among the first globally — in cooperation with its strategic partners.
“The successful call on a new 5G handset paves the way for our customers to enjoy many new services and capabilities provided by the new 5G network. STC will continue to provide innovation and quality to its valued customers once 5G devices become available in the global markets,” the telecom giant said.
STC Group CEO Nasser Al-Nasser said the company is committed to providing the latest innovative technologies, “in line with its key role as the digital enabler to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.” This, he said, should reflect positively on the quality of services and solutions provided by STC in the health, education, mining and energy sectors.
In May 2018, STC launched its first 5G live network, a first in the MENA region. STC has also been at the forefront of 5G testing activities since 2017.