STC claims largest 5G network in Middle East

Claims of 5G coverage in more than 450 locations across Saudi Arabia.
STC, Saudi Arabia, 5G, Tech, Society, Middle East, North Africa, Business

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Following the launch of its first live 5G network in May 2018, Saudi telecom company STC has announced it currently provides 5G coverage in 450 locations across Saudi Arabia.

STC claims this is the highest reach level in the Middle East and North Africa, and one of the highest levels in the world.

STC said in a statement that this reflects its continuous initiatives as a digital leader. In addition, it stated that a larger number of advanced technical services and solutions - operated at high Internet speeds - will be available to customers by the second half of 2019.

STC launched its first live 5G network in May 2018, after first conducting a number of experiemnts and trials.

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