Saudi Telecom (STC) says it grew its ‘Invision’ FTTH service by 190 per cent during 2012. The total of connected FTTH homes now tops 500,000 says STC, up 100,000 during last year.
STC’s target is to boost this number to a total of some 1.5 million connected homes by 2014, linked by a fibre system of more than 300,000 km.
STC’s VP for Home Services, Eng. Mazyad Al Harbi, said he was optimistic about the developments. “This success motivates us to exert more effort to develop our services and products in a way that suits customer needs, in addition to our continuous development of multimedia services by spotting opportunities that would enhance investments in this domain, and to further work on disseminating and developing our services in fiber optic services by expanding our advanced network coverage to reach all populated areas in the various regions of the Kingdom,” he said.
STC’s interactive TV “Invision” service has revolutionised the concept of TV and is “enriching the Saudi household in addition to exclusively offering the best TV channel packages that contain more than 150 channels with many features like pause, rewind, record, and the retrieval features which enable the customer to replay any program even 7 days after it is aired on TV, in addition to the Video on Demand (VOD) service offering a diverse library of religious programs, documentaries, movies and series,” says STC.