stc has been named Speedtest Award Winner for mobile network speed and best coverage during Q1-Q2 2021, achieving Speed Score of 111.74 and coverage Score of 842 by Ookla, the global leader in the mobile network, internet, and data testing and analysis, and provider of accurate and reliable reports on performance and coverage of global networks.
Ookla's speed and coverage metrics compared 3.33 million tests on iOS and Android mobile applications across the local mobile operators to get the above results. When analyzing operators, it solely considers top operators selected in 3% or more of total testing samples across the market for the entire award period. Ookla also uses Speedtest to measure mobile network and internet performance and quality, providing data and insights into country trends and analysis on drivers of market developments.
As the report specialized in the analysis of performance and availability of 5G networks in major cities around the world, Ookla recently announced Riyadh to rank sixth among the fastest capitals globally in 5G network performance in the first half of 2021, with an average download speed of 384.66 Mbps, following the Swedish capital Stockholm.
The results have highlighted the success of KSA’s efforts to develop the ICT infrastructure and its support for the digital transformation process, reflecting stc Group’s success and role in building an advanced 5G network in the Middle East, particularly, the networks of stc Kuwait and stc Bahrain cover the cities of Kuwait and Manama, which also ranked seventh and fifteenth fastest capitals respectively.