Saudi Telecom Company was incorporated in 1998, following the Council of Ministers Decree No. 213 dated 23/12/1418 H, approving of the establishment of a Saudi Stock Company under the name of "Saudi Telecom Company".
Accordingly, STC adopted a challenging program aiming to transform its business from government system to the recognized commercial business standards. The company has developed clear strategies focusing on internal re-organization, re-skilling and development of its staff, enhancement of its internal processes and studying its customers needs and requirements while continuing carrying out its national and social duties and responsibilities
STC is the leading national provider of telecommunication services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company is working continuously to fulfill and satisfy the market requirements, keeping pace with the emerging technologies in the telecommunications sector and satisfying its customer's needs. STC has put in its consideration that, this is the way to reinforce its position and identity in view of a changing world where the role and usage of telecommunications became more significant
Believing in the importance of its customers and fulfillment of their needs, STC has recently adopted its FORWARD Strategy that aims to support and re-enforce its competitive position. Based on this strategy, STC strives to enhance customer- centric culture in all its business aspects
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The awarded 25-Year telecommunication mobile license was complemented by a subsequent purchase of a 3G license. Mobily is the 1st Saudi communications company to get an operation license for 3rd generation services and beyond. In December 2004, Mobily was listed on Tadawul Stock Exchange. Today, Mobily equates to 40%+ market share of the mobile subscriptions in the Kingdom. In March 2008, Mobily was granted approval by CITC (Communication and Information Technology Commission) to acquire Bayanat al-Oula which was a licensed Data Service Provider for a price of SAR 1.5 Billion. And, in November 2008, Mobily acquired absolute majority stakes in Zajil, the leading Saudi ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Mobily owns vast majority shares in the Saudi National Fiber Network (SNFN) composed with 12,800 KM of structured fiber cable, panned into 7 fully protected rings covering 35 Saudi cities plus access to 60 major hub sites for telecommunications prime points of presence, and complimented with 20 inter-metropolis fiber loops in major Saudi cities. Furthermore, Mobily is a lead investor in prime global submarine cable projects that are expected to be operational in the near future.
Zain is the pioneer of mobile telecommunications in the Middle East. We began life in 1983 in Kuwait as the region�s first mobile operator, and since the initiation of our expansion strategy in 2003, we have expanded rapidly.
Today, we are a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 7 Middle Eastern and African countries with a workforce of 6,000 providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to over 41.4 million** active individual and business customers (September 30, 2011).
In the Middle East we operate in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Iraq ,Saudi Arabia and Sudan as Zain, and in Lebanon as mtc touch (under a management contract).