STC group CEO during Hajj
STC Group CEO congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH the Crown Prince on the success of this year’s Hajj season by all means including the support provided by most of the Government sectors. STC Group CEO announced the success of the Group’s plan to manage the telecommunications traffic of incoming and outgoing to Makkah and the Holy Sites and countries around the world. The CEO also announced the success of coordination between the Group’s various operations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Bahrain where pilgrims from these countries received various promotional offers that met their needs during the season. This year’s Hajj also witnessed a high demand on various telecommunications services and achieved high traffic flow of telecommunications during the peak hours of Hajj such as day one in Arafat and the first day of Eid at the various Holy Sites and Makkah.
Following his tour of the Company’s various locations in Mina during Eid, Eng Al Daweesh confirmed that there is a visible increase of telecommunications traffic over the years before and at different rates. He mentioned that the usage of data, data transfer, and usage of mobile and fixed internet networks increased five-fold over last year. Many guests and many of those providing the service also took a keen interest in fiber options, 3G advanced services in addition to uniquely launching, for the first time, the 4G service in the Holy Sites.
Al Daweesh added on the occasion of the success of the Group’s Hajj plan, “STC puts all of its sectors into service in order to achieve high synergies and success rate during the season. These plans are harmonious with and complement the Government’s various sectors and other agencies working for the comfort of the guests.” He also mentioned, “Serving Hajji’s is an honor that we carry and are proud of, availing all of our human and technical resources. We also make use of the Group’s technical capabilities and experience to cope with the Government’s mega projects in Makkah and Mina such as the continuous expansion of the Haram, Train Project, and others providing the upgraded projects with highly advanced telecommunications services.”