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86% record data traffic increase on Eid and 99% jump in internet speed

Data traffic and internet speed on stc network witnessed record increase during the last day of Ramadan and the first days of the holiday by 86% on fixed networks and by 73% on mobile networks compared to the same period in 2019. stc met this big surge in data traffic by increasing internet speeds by 99%.

This jump in speed is a result of network expansion operations and 5G investments that continued throughout quarantine to accommodate the growing increase of demand on digital platforms, and to ensure an enriched customer experience. It reflects also growth on social media by 86% and 130% growth of demand on applications of remote meetings.

On Eid day, voice calls carried out on the network increased by 41% and international call increased by 30% on both mobile and fixed lines. Also Messages increased by 48% compared to last year.

These numbers reflect the reliability of stc’s network and its huge infrastructure, in addition to its commitment to playing a pivotal role as a major enabler for digital transformation in accordance with Vision 2030, especially in this time, which witness data traffic increase by 400%.

It also reflects the remarkable interaction with the free offer on Eid day that offered unlimited social media access in addition to unlimited local calls on all networks with 100 minutes of calls to stc Kuwait and Bahrain.

Source: stc Press Release