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STC Upgrades Mobile Network in Anticipation of the Hajj

Saudi Arabian mobile network, STC says that it completed preparations to serve pilgrims for the 1433H Hajj season, raising network capacity by approximately 60%.

The company doubled connection capacity between its servers, in addition to boosting international link circles by more than 192,000 circles, in an effort to keep pace with the growing numbers of pilgrims.

STC also supported its networks in Makkah and Madinah with more than 747 new locations, aiming to raise the efficiency of mobile and 4G LTE networks. This change brings the total number of stations to more than 2,400 in Makkah and Madinah.

STC improved the services it offers to pilgrims by expanding its network coverage to “Mawaqeet” regions and the roads that connect them to Makkah, in addition to covering 53 sites in the Haram with telecommunication services.

STC added that it is the first operator to deploy LTE technology in Makkah.

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