STC signs FTTH deal with KACST

19 Mar 2013

According to the Saudi Gazette, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has signed a deal with King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) under which the telco will provide fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)-based internet services. Commenting on the deal, STC Vice President for Home Services Eng. Mazyad Nasser Al Harbi said: ‘STC shall provide the best infrastructure to KACST to help it sustain its stance among educational and scientific institutions via multi-play and integrated broadband solutions […] by deploying and operating FTTH infrastructure that [has] attracted more than 100,000 customers [to date] with plans to connect around 1.5 million sites in 2014’. At the end of 2012, STC’s fibre infrastructure reached 500,000 sites.

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