stc and SkyFive sign MoU to introduce broadband inflight connectivity to MENA

stc and SkyFive sign MoU to introduce broadband inflight connectivity to MENA

stc Group, a leading digital enabler in the region, and SkyFive Arabia, a leading provider of Air-to-Ground (A2G) based solutions and services, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce Inflight Connectivity (IFC) through A2G-based solutions to airlines in Saudi Arabia.

With plans to further expand across the entire MENA region in the near future, the partnership will deliver unparalleled connectivity that will enrich passengers’ travel experience.

Through the MoU, stc aims to contribute towards the Kingdom’s Digital Transformation while providing connectivity, be it on the ground or in-air.

Inflight connectivity through A2G-based solutions will enhance airline passengers’ experience, who will benefit from access to high-speed connectivity, allowing them to experience high-quality (up to 4K) video-streaming, web browsing and social media usage.

“Having seen Saudis’ Internet usage rocket by more than 92% in 2021 versus 2020, we know that our customers want to stay connected no matter where they are,” said Eng. Mohannad Makki, VP of Carrier and Wholesale at stc.

“Our partnership with SkyFive Arabia is the latest in a series of investments geared towards meeting the rapidly growing demand for high-speed and superior-quality connection services, by introducing innovative technologies that elevate the user experience. As the Kingdom’s Digital Transformation accelerates, stc is paving the way for our customers and business partners to connect in more ways than ever.”

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