Saudi Telecom expands 4G network across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced the addition of 200
new locations in five cities across Saudi Arabia to its 4G Long Term Evolution
(LTE) network.


STC has added the 4G coverage with deployment in new
locations at Makkah, Madinah, Abha, Khamis Mushayt, Dhahran.


With this expansion, the total locations covered in
the Kingdom have exceeded 600 offering users the best coverage. The LTE
network offers download speeds of more than double that of 3G and is designed
for data, rather than voice.


STC plans to deploy advanced technologies during the next
phase taking customers from 2G and 3G to the mobile Broadband networks:
HSPA+, 4G LTE with unprecedented speeds where new expansion of the 3G advanced
network offers speeds reaching 84 mg/sec while the 4G advanced technology
offers speeds starting with 100 mb/sec reaching to more than 1000 mb/sec during
the next few years.


The company expects this technology will enhance the
capacity and effectiveness of the networks with real speeds reaching more than
100 mbps when receiving data.


Recently, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced that it
is offering
commercial 4G mobile services using TD-LTE technology.

The 4G network was built by Nokia Siemens Networks for the country’s western
region. TD-LTE offers an enhanced mobile broadband experience with faster
access to high quality video and more responsive data services such as
interactive gaming.


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