KSA - STC launches 5G commercial services
Saturday, 06 22 2019, Category: Technology, Country: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has launched 5G commercial services in Saudi Arabia becoming the first operator in Kingdom to do so, the company announced yesterday in a statement. The launch coincides with the launch of same commercial services a few days ago by Viva Kuwait, one of STC Group’s subsidiaries, as the first operator there.
Even though STC in first in Saudi, it is (sort of) late to the party in the Middle East & North Africa. Telecom operators, according to Ookla’s 5G Map in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait (STC itself through its subsidiary Viva) have already rolled out commercial services.
STC did not share specific details but said that the service has been made available to customers in different (major) cities across the Kingdom. According to Ookla’s map, the STC 5G services are available in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam (Eastern Province), Makkah, Taif, Madinah, Abha, Jubail, and Tabuk.