STC begins constructing "largest network operation centre in MENA”

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has started constructing what it says is “the largest network operations centre in MENA”, at the King Abdulaziz Telecom Complex in the Al-Mursalat district, Riyadh.

The centre, which is expected to be completed in 2019, includes smart control and operation methods for all network components, information systems and modern data centres established by the company in different regions.

“The new national network control centre is an important investment in the future of technology in our country,” said Dr Khaled Biyari, STC Group CEO.

“STC has prepared itself in the best way to serve the company's customers from corporate and individuals.”

Back in October, STC signed a contract with Al Latifia Trading and Contracting to establish a four-storey control centre, equipped with the latest information technology and high-resolution digital display systems to enhance operational standards and specifications of data centres, electronic surveillance and protection systems to ensure the safety of equipment and personnel within the building.

The centre is expected to increase the efficiency of customer and business services and enhance the company's position as a regional provider of internet, data and communications services.

The facility is set to enhance the company's strategy for digital transformation, enabling digital services and enriching experience of individual and corporate customers in alignment of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, its plan to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversifying its economy and developing its public sector.

Biyari said the project is expected to be completed during 2019, thanking all those who participated in the work inside and outside STC. 

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