Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc has announced that in order to ensure the health and safety of both customers and employees, the company has activated its precautionary measures as part of its business continuity plan to maintain and assure key operations and customer support channels.

Read more: stc maintains key operations and customer support channels amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

stc announced that its network is currently witnessing a growth in traffic for education and health platforms that have been made available for free. The demand growth rate for distance education has reached 1000%, while it reached 177% for health platforms. Furthermore, the growth rate for remote work for various sectors has reached more than 567%, not to mention the 70% surge in requests to download different applications for these purposes and others. stc has managed to accommodate this surge in demand without affecting the level of service provided to customers.

Read more: stc meets customers’ demand for home internet through fortified network

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