STC launches 100Mbps fibre service

STC launches fibre to the home services in some districts of Riyadh, Jeddah, Damman and Al Madinah.

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STC launches 100Mbps fibre service STC is the first operator in KSA to offer broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps.
By  Roger Field Published  April 8, 2010

Saudi Arabia's incumbent operator STC has launched a fibre to the home service with speeds of up to 100Mbps in parts of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al Madina.

STC, which said the service was a "first" in the Middle East and North Africa,  worked with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei and Fujitsu on the deployment of the network.

Saud Bin Majed Al Daweesh, CEO of STC Group, said the network would allow subscribers to access more services such as HD TV, video libraries and games, as well as paving the way toward wider use of applications such as e-learning services, medical examinations, three-dimensional presentations, conferencing and remote security.

The development follows LTE tests by STC, Mobily and Zain Saudi Arabia that have proven the viability of 100Mbps wireless broadband in recent months.

With Saudi Arabia's mobile phone penetration rate reaching more than 177% in 2009, according to figures quotes by Riyadh Exhibitions Company, the country's telecom operators are increasingly looking at high speed broadband as a means of increasing revenues and to launch new services.

3266 days ago
Hussain M

....whats the whole point in it now??? Everybodys already using wireless... i suggest they stick with improving their misrable 3G coverage.

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