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STC expands LTE coverage in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has added 200 new locations for the 4G LTE in five new cities across the Kingdom.  The Company has deployed LTE in Makkah, Madinah, Abha, Khamis Mushayt and Dhahran. Operator already has LTE coverage in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, Al Khobar, Al Ahsa.  Total locations covered in these cities exceeded 600.

According to company, STC has ambitious plans to deploy advanced technologies during the next phase taking customers from 2G and 3G to the mobile Broadband networks:  HSPA+, 4G LTE with unprecedented speeds where new expansion of the 3G advanced network offers speeds reaching 84 mg/sec while the 4G advanced technology offers speeds starting with 100 mb/sec reaching to more than 1000 mb/sec during the next few years.

STC began deploying this new technology since the beginning of 2010 when the Company announced the successful trials of this technology making it is the solution for mobile telecommunications in the next era.

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