Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Saudi Telecom Sees 500% Traffic Increase During Hajj

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) leveraged Nokia Siemens Networks' HSPA+ technology to handle the upsurge in mobile traffic during the holy Hajj pilgrimage this year.

Nokia Siemens Networks, which is STC's preferred mobile equipment and services supplier, said there was an average increase of 500%, and a peak increase of 760%, in STC's 3G traffic during the pilgrimage last month. Network performance remained high despite this huge increase in traffic and capacity load.

Nokia Siemens Networks is the sole GSM and 3G radio supplier for STC's network in Mecca, Medina, and other pilgrim areas, and has been providing Hajj service support for over a decade.