STC reports record data traffic in Mecca

Data traffic increases in Mecca during last days of Ramadan

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STC reports record data traffic in Mecca STC reported record data traffic in the last days of Ramadan.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 28, 2014

STC has reported record levels of data traffic in Mecca, particularly in the central area of the Holy Mosque, during the last days of Ramadan.

Peak traffic was recorded on the night of 27 Ramadan 1435 (25th July), with data traffic up fourfold on last year, and number of users up 28%.

The operator also reported a 5% rise in the number of roaming users from outside the Kingdom during the Holy Month.

STC said that in preparation for 2014 Ramadan, Hajj, Umrah and summer vacation seasons, it has adapted its networks in Makkah and Medina to upgrade their capacities.

STC has added 202 new 4G sites in Makkah and Medina which represents an increase of 44% compared to last year. STC also added 226 new 3G sites with very high capacities with the intent of accommodating the expected increase in voice and data services. Also, 2G network has been reinforced with 248 additional base stations.

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