For the first time, the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has shouldered the consumption of 7 GB data.
Over 7 terabytes (TB) was used in Mina, 6 TB of which was over the mobile network in Mina.
It marked an increase of 39 percent over last year.
The 5.1 TB was used over the 4G network, marking an increase of 57 percent over last year, in addition to 7 GB over 5G.
The number of subscribers increased by 14 percent compared to last year.
The number of roaming customers increased by 12 percent, and the network recorded distinct success indicators exceeding 99.7 percent.
STC has launched the 5G network and made it available primarily in three services — Wi-Fi, holograms, and drones.
Pilgrims can connect to the high-speed network via Wi-Fi at a number of locations at the holy mosque, holy places, and their camps.
Over 761,000 STC customers spent Yaum Al-Tarwiyah in Mina, marking a 14 percent increase from last year. Of these, 251,000 are international roaming customers — 12 percent up from last year.
Unexpectedly, the peak hour shifted back this year to 10 p.m., during which more than 6 TB were passed through the mobile network in Mina, 39 percent more from last year. The 4G took a 5.1 TB share, marking an increase of 57 percent over last year.
Despite a great rise in traffic, indicators of network service success exceeded the rates of last year to reach more than 99.7 percent. No significant bottlenecks were recorded.
In January, Ookla, the company behind Speedtest for internet testing and analysis, recognized the STC as the “fastest mobile network” in Saudi Arabia.