2006 News Story

STC increases capacity to accommodate pilgrims

The Saudi Telecom Company has increased its capacity in the Mina area, in anticipation of pilgrims’ arrival there tomorrow.

Director General for Information Affairs Eng. Saad Al-Qahtani said that STC increased the number of telephone lines in Mina to 20,000, 20 percent higher than last year. The company can accommodate more than 1,045,000 users in Mina, a 17 percent increase over last year.

Mobile capacity has also been increased at other holy sites in order to accommodate around three million users, he said.

Al-Qahtani said that STC regularly increases its capacity during Hajj season to accommodate the influx of pilgrims.