Saudi Telecom rolls out 5G services

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) Group has introduced the fifth generation (5G) wireless network service in the Kingdom.

The CEO of STC Group, Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al-Nasser, said, “STC has become the first operator to provide 5G commercial services to customers in a number of cities in the Kingdom. The commercial launch of the service in Saudi Arabia coincides with the commercial launch of 5G service by VIVA Kuwait, a subsidiary of STC, as the first 5G operator in Kuwait. VIVA Bahrain, another subsidiary of STC, will launch commercial service of 5G in Bahrain in the near future.”

In the first stage, the 5G network will now be accessible in the Kingdom in specific places in a number of major cities using home routers that will be available at specific STC outlets in agreement with customer needs.

Al-Nasser further stated, “The fifth generation will contribute to improving the speed and performance of wireless networks, and will not only improve the communication efficiency between people and their phones or computers, but also enhances sophisticated uses such as Internet-related services, artificial intelligence, and robots.”

Furthermore, the launch of 5G service is in line with the Kingdom’s digital transformation plans and the aims of the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Vision 2030.