STC has upgraded the coverage of 1,500 locations with 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services that currently serves 38 cities across the Kingdom.
This is in line with STC’s efforts to achieve 65 percent of residential areas in the Kingdom before the end of 2012, according to a press statement.
The company will continue to further affirm its leadership by offering the first of its kind services and technologies for the 4G network.
Taking into consideration that STC was the first operator to adapt 4G technologies and has offered it to its customers
The latest 4G LTE technology offers high Internet speed of 100 Mbps for downloading data that can reach up to 1,000Mbps, making it a revolution in itself.
It is an enhancement to the previous generations of mobile phones that started with the first and second generation (GSM) and is characterized by digital technology, better quality, higher capacity and more security.
The third generation paved the way for the emergence of new data technologies.
After that, the third generation and a half service (+HSPA) emerged allowing customers to download data at a speed of 84Mbps. STC says it was the first operator in the Middle East and North of Africa to launch the first 4G LTE network to serve its customers. STC adopted this technology in early 2010 and announced its successful rehearsals, indicating that it is the next choice of a new era of mobile telecommunications.
This technology improves the network’s capacity and competence, allows operators to provide fixed services within mobile networks and to develop the convergence process between fixed and mobile services.
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