STC First Middle East Operator to Join the i3forum to Drive Transformation in Carrier Business

STC First Middle East Operator to Join the i3forum to Drive Transformation in Carrier Business

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. 

Philippe Millet, Chairman of i3forum
STC brings a unique perspective on our industry and we look forward to collaborating with the team at STC. Each new member adds something different to the i3forum and creates new benefits for existing members. 

Sami Ghadir, Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management GM, STC
We are honoured to join the i3forum and become the first Middle Eastern Carrier to participate. It is critical that we collaborate with our peers and help to drive our industry forward. Together, we can solve challenges and find new ways to innovate locally and across the globe. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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