Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced the start of constructing the largest network operations centre in the Middle East and Africa (MENA), in order to enhance the company's strategy for digital transformation, enabling digital services and enriching experience of individual and corporate customers in alignment of Kingdom’s vision 2030.
The centre, which will be located at the King Abdulaziz Telecom Complex in Al-Mursalat district in Riyadh and 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.
Dr. Khaled Biyari, STC Group CEO said the new national network control centre "is an important investment in the future of technology in our country. STC company has prepared itself in the best way to serve the company's customers from corporate and individuals." Biyari said he expects the project to be completed during 2019, and thanked all those who participated in the work inside and outside STC.
In October, STC signed a contract with Al Latifia Trading and Contracting Company to establish a four-story 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.