Saudi Telecom Company
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|Saudi Joint Stock Company (Tadawul: 7010)|
|Headquarters||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Dr. Khaled Hussain Biyari (CEO)|
|Products||Fixed line and mobile, Internet services, IPTV|
|Revenue||$13.6 billion (2016)|
|$3.09 billion (2014)|
|$2.27 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
Saudi Telecom Company, (STC; STC Group; STC International) (Arabic: شركة الاتصالات السعودية) is a Saudi Arabia-based telecommunications company that offers landline, mobile, internet services and Computer network.
The company lost its monopoly on mobile phone services after the assignment of a second license to Etihad Etisalat. In April 2007 its monopoly on fixed telephone services ended after the victory of a coalition led by the Bahraini Batelco second license put forward by the government, and also the company's prepaid card and called Sawa, it is a popular deployment in Saudi Arabia.
The subscriber service of mobile is about 81% of the total Saudi Telecom subscribers who are contributing about 73% of the company's total revenue, and that was by the end of the year 2007. the number of service subscribers reached 17.3 million subscribers at the end of the year 2007. Formed at that time 61% of the total mobile phone users in Saudi Arabia.
It is was also fixed line subscriber services about 19% of the total subscribers in the company's services are investigating the company's 27% of its revenue as of the end of 2007.
The Saudi Telecom Company expanded beyond the borders of the host country and that the acquisition of 25% of the Axis Group - Malaysia - and it is working in the field of telecommunications value of $3.04 billion. Which in turn operates a number of mobile phone networks in each of the Malaysia and Indonesia. The agreement also included the acquisition of 51% of Ntarend Co Pte (a subsidiary of the group) and the award-phone license mobile in Indonesia. As STC got 26% of the third mobile phone license in the Kuwait worth reached $924.6 million. Acharkhaly acquired 35% of shareholders' stakes in the company Oger Telecom based United Arab Emirates in the beginning of the year 2008. In a deal worth $2.85 billion.
And, it has a network of business and investment company in a number of countries in Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa, where the company resides in the Kuwait and Indonesia and Malaysia and Turkey and South Africa and Bahrain.
In addition, the company acquires different ratios in a number of institutions and local and regional companies, including Arabsat Satellite Communications Corporation and operating in the field of broadcasting via satellite. The company Arabian sea cable link between the two shores of the Red Sea (Saudi Arabia - Sudan). The company also recently acquired 100% of the first Internet service provider internet. In addition to Saudi Arabia, a commercial company.
The Owners is Public Investment Fund owns a 70% stake in the company,and the General Organization for Social Insurance ,but General Organization for Social Insurance share ownership amounting to 7% of the shares, and 6.69% for the PPA Public Institution for Retirement.
On 12 May 2017, Saudi Telecom Company computer's network was attacked by a malware known as WannaCry ransomware attack and which was found to be critical.
- Dr. Khaled, Biyari. "STC Group CEO". www.stc.com.sa. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- STC website. "STC What's on! Business Fifth Edition" (PDF). www.stc.com.sa. Retrieved 4 August 2014.