STC Claims 76.1% 4G Network Coverage

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has revealed that its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network now covers 76.1% of the Kingdom’s population. The network, which was launched in September 2011, now comprises more than 7,000 base stations, and the operator is continuing to expand its footprint with a view to reaching its target of 90% coverage by end-2014. STC claims it currently handles over 90% of all data traffic in Saudi Arabia over its fixed and wireless networks which connect to various international submarine cables such as SEA-ME-WE-3, SEA-ME-WE-4 and FLAG.

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