stc Group CEO,  Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser, announced that KSA holds a leading position globally in terms of communications infrastructure in general, and digital communications in particular. Al Nasser said that in 3 years, KSA has jumped from No. 105 to No. 10 globally at the end of 2019 in terms of internet speed according to the evaluations of the relevant international references. He added that stc's internet speed has multiplied 7 times over in 3 years.

Read more: KSA ranked No. 10 worldwide in terms of internet speed

As the coronavirus pandemic forces the closing of schools, universities and workplaces, remote working, e-learning and e-health have emerged as temporary solutions until economic and social life goes back to normal. Despite having a solution, it is noteworthy that such a solution is not available to everyone. This scenario has shed light on the digital gap that exists between different countries in the same region.

Read more: Tackling the digital divide in light of COVID-19

Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) represented by the Internet Services Unit launched an initiative to increase the capacity of connectivity service between universities and academic bodies to more than 12 GB free of charge. This comes as part of the strategic partnership between the ITC and KACST and in accordance with the directives of CITC.

Read more: ITC and KACST launch an initiative to support distance education

Like all companies, Sofrecom is adapting to the measures taken in the context of the coronavirus pandemic so that the activities may continue in complete serenity. All its teams remain fully mobilized to keep on delivering the services it offers to customers.

Read more: Sofrecom takes specific measures following coronavirus

The U.S. telecoms regulator has announced that major internet providers - including AT&T and Verizon - agreed not to terminate service for subscribers for the next 60 days if they are unable to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

Read more: US telcos step up to aid customers amid coronavirus fallout

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