i3forum, a non-profit industry body focused on transformation in Carrier business, announced STC, the largest telecommunications company in the Middle East, has joined the organisation as a full member.
STC joins 22 leading organisations from across the Carrier ecosystem and is the first Middle Eastern Carrier to become part of the i3forum.
i3forum brings the International Carrier ecosystem together to enable and accelerate transformation. Its members decide the challenges and topics to address and it provides a platform for members to explore, share and debate the challenges facing Carrier business. Members are empowered by a shared purpose and mission to shape the future of the industry.
STC is a leading Carrier locally in the in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and across the MENA region. It serves more than 100 million subscribers globally and a fiber-optic cable network spanning 137,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. It operates the MENA Gateway data centre and JEDIX internet exchange point in Jeddah, KSA.
i3forum is a not-for-profit, membership funded forum that works closely with standardization bodies including the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance. In 2018 the Global Leaders Forum (GLF) together with i3forum delivered the Code of Conduct, one of many initiatives to accelerate transformation across the entire ecosystem.