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stc links 630 kilometres of optical fibre and 40 mobile towers covering land port between KSA and Oman

stc links 630 kilometres of optical fibre and 40 mobile towers covering land port between KSA and Oman

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Saudi-based telco stc has exerted its technical capabilities to cover the land port between KSA and the Sultanate of Oman, which was recently inaugurated between Al Bat-ha area in Al-Ahsa and Umm Al-Zamoul at the Omani borders in a desert area with difficult terrain.

The project linked the fibre-optic network along the road, where network coverage reached 100% and was implemented as a support for local content, through 10 local contractors. The length of cabling procedures exceeded 590 kilometres while the length of fibre-optic cables exceeded 630 kilometres, using more than 80 high-tech machines and equipment and with the participation of more than 1,500 workers and technicians who worked around the clock.

The project was implemented in various areas along the road, which is characterised by difficult and tough terrains making it hard to work.

The project is considered one of the large projects implemented by stc and was completed in a record period of 180 days, where 40 mobile towers were also connected with optical fibres. The land port service and the entities now have the latest technologies and can boast high speeds that support 100 GB of data.

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