STC conducts first 5G smartphone call in Middle East and Africa

Big step for rolling out 5G services to the public.
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STC's stand at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

STC has announced a successful call has been accomplished using a 5G smartphone for the first time in the MENA region.

Done with its strategic partners, STC's 5G smartphone call is also among the first globally.

STC Group CEO Eng. Nasser S. Alnasser said STC is committed to provide the latest innovative technologies in alignment with its key role as the digital enabler to achieve the objectives of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, which should reflect positively on the quality of services and solutions provided by STC in the health, education, mining and energy sectors.

In May 2018, STC launched its first 5G live network for the first time in the MENA region. STC has also been leading 5G testing activities since 2017.

Early this year, STC endorsed a “daring” strategy of universal 5G deployment by pursuing kingdom-wide 5G coverage, incorporating all large cities in Saudi Arabia and building 450 new 5G sites nationwide.

According to the company, the successful call paves the way for customers to enjoy many new services and capabilities provided by 5G.

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