Following the current talk in regard to the rapid data consumption on mobile phones recently, touch, the leading mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, explained that several factors stand behind the high data usage. The operator highlighted the most important ones which are the use of social media channels and cloud services, video consumption, and the smart phones that include applications and processes running in the background which in return cause large consumption of data without the customer even noticing, in the form of software and applications upgrade and backups. All these factors led to the increase of data consumption on mobile phones, taking into consideration that the summer season is the most active period when it comes to consumption.

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Airbus, a leading provider of secure communication and collaboration solutions, provides mission critical communications technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

Read more: STC Specialized, Airbus collaborate to ensure secure communications for Hajj pilgrims

During an inspection tour on Thursday, H.E. the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha oversaw the readiness of the STC services and network, especially those related to 5G technology, which launch for the first time in the region.

Read more: STC readies itself for Hajj with 5G offerings

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