STC hails Nokia Siemens mobile broadband partnership success

Nokia Siemens Networks AfricaThe network capacity rose by more than 60 per cent reaching more than 26mn users, making up the network capacity of several countries. (Image source: Rufus46)Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has heralded the success of the mobile broadband experience it has provided to Hajj pilgrims since entering into partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks

Joining forces with Nokia Siemens etworks has helped STC maintain its network performance, with 99.9 per cent network availability, despite soaring levels of traffic.

“We take great pride in maintaining a strong mobile connectivity for the millions of pilgrims, facilitating their rituals, and providing them with an exceptional Hajj experience,” said Bandar M Alqafari, vice president Networks Sector at STC.

“Consistent with the remarkable increase in smartphone penetration, Hajj 2012 witnessed the biggest mobile broadband demand ever.”

Nokia Siemens Networks provided its NetAct network management system, facilitating consolidated monitoring, management and operation of STC’s GSM and 3G networks.

The network capacity rose by more than 60 per cent reaching more than 26mn users, making up the network capacity of several countries.

“Nokia Siemens Networks understands the importance of Hajj for millions of Muslims and how essential it is to make sure STC’s network performance remains optimal during the pilgrimage,” said Hani Dib, STC customer team head at Nokia Siemens Networks.

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