STC will roll out the largest 3G network in the Middle East and will activate a full service including: Voice and Video calls, Live TV and HSDPA running up to 1.5Mbp - the fastest internet access available; it already has over 3,000 customers testing and using the service.
500 base stations are fully operational in 20 cities across the Kingdom with a further 460 new base stations going live in the coming weeks, which will further enhance the coverage. In time, STC will deliver 100% coverage in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. Saudi Telecom customers will be able to obtain and register for the service over the phone, at call centers and online, soon everyone will be able to experience 3G in the Kingdom.
President of Saudi Telecom Company, Mr. Saud Al Daweesh states:
"We will be announcing some very exciting services and partnerships that will deliver the best 3G experience to our customers, packed with enriched media and applications, helping the nation meet the needs of their dynamic lifestyles. STC's robust mobile network already offers total coverage of the Kingdom and we are committed to offering the most advanced and reliable telecommunications service in the Middle East. He continues" It is our duty to creatively leverage new technologies for the good of our customers and to succeed as an organization while adding value to the economy and to the society we operate from within, driving today's communications forward and helping source tomorrow's growth, for everyone".