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stc Offers One of the World’s Widest Network Coverage to Enrich the Pilgrim Experience in Makkah

The Makkah pilgrimage, also known as the Hajj, is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. It is considered one of the five pillars of Islam, and every Muslim who is physically and financially capable is expected to perform the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. stc Group has succeeded in contributing to the endowment fund of King Abdulaziz by supplying Makkah with the widest network coverage through its in-building solution (IBS).

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Through its best-in-class services and advanced digital solutions, the Group has facilitated seamless, fast, and uninterrupted connectivity to pilgrims performing religious rituals in Makkah, in line with the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts to provide pilgrims with the best and latest digital services for a safe and enriched experience.

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As part of its efforts to strengthen connectivity in the Kingdom, stc Group provided the King Abdulaziz Endowment with seven communication towers covering an area of 1.5 million square meters – one of the largest coverage areas in Saudi Arabia, more than 18,600 antennas, more than 800 small picocells to cover nearby frequencies, and 92 broadcast stations with 4 LTE network operators. The installation of these technologies and infrastructure will provide extensive network coverage within the endowment building to ensure high network performance.

The Group also installed the first CDD digitally distributed antenna system in the Middle East in preparation for deploying the fifth-generation network service in the coming months. It will also develop an endowment fund to establish a sustainable digital infrastructure and promote the development of digital products and solutions in Saudi Arabia to strengthen the nation’s position as a digital hub in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The Hajj season attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world

Stc Group demonstrates its commitment to building a more connected world by enriching the lives of individuals and communities with world-class communication services. This initiative is in line with their dedication to advancing reliable connectivity.

The pilgrimage involves a series of religious rituals, including the circumambulation of the Kaaba, a structured set of prayers, and the casting of stones at three pillars that symbolize the rejection of evil. The Hajj season occurs once a year and typically attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world.

Due to the massive influx of pilgrims, it is important to have reliable infrastructure and digital solutions in place to ensure their safety and enhance their pilgrimage experience.

stc Group continues to ensure the digital readiness of the Holy Mosque and surrounding areas to serve millions of Umrah performers and visitors during the Umrah season.

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