STC 5G network available at 196 sites in holy places

STC is offering a range of services, technologies and digital solutions for Hajj 2019.
Updated 11 August 2019

STC 5G network available at 196 sites in holy places

STC has deployed its 5G network at 196 sites in Makkah, Madinah and other holy places, such as Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. The company aims to provide superior services to the Hajj pilgrims, in addition to serving the participating sectors. STC is offering a range of services, technologies and digital solutions for Hajj 2019.

The telecom giant is also providing 230 vehicles for network technical support along with 55 maintenance centers and 50 emergency technical teams, working around the clock to serve pilgrims and various sectors operating in the pilgrimage. 

STC is operating more than 190 service centers across many locations such as airports, accommodations for pilgrims and points of sale, which are equipped with electronic recharge technology, as well as 20 sales platforms between Mina and Arafat. In terms of after-sales service, the company is providing free of charge services around the clock to pilgrims, such as activation of SIM cards, technical support and others. 

The company is also distributing free umbrellas and water bottles in all locations that the pilgrims pass through for the Hajj rituals.


STC offers free 5G service for two months

Nasser Al-Nasser CEO of STC
Updated 12 November 2019

STC offers free 5G service for two months

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is offering its 5G services free of cost for a period of two months starting from the subscription date. This service will enable customers to benefit from high speeds based on STC’s strong network in the Kingdom.
STC CEO Nasser Al-Nasser confirmed the group’s commitment to continue leading in the 5G era, highlighting its leadership as the first operator in the Kingdom and the Middle East to launch the live network for 5G in May 2018.
The telecom giant had deployed its 5G network at 196 sites in Makkah, Madinah and other holy places, such as Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah during Hajj this year.
“The launch of the 5G package reflects STC’s commitment to its pivotal role as a key enabler of digital transformation and the development of the telecommunications and information technology sector in the Kingdom,” Al-Nasser added.