Headquartered in Riyadh, STC was established in 1998 with approximately 100,000,000 customers worldwide to which they provide high-technology knowledge-based innovative solutions with a fiber-optic network spanning 137,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Saudi Arabia, STC operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East covering more than 99% of the country’s populated areas in addition to providing 4G mobile broadband to more than 85% of the population. STC’s investments include 100% ownership in Viva Bahrain, 51.8% shares in Viva Kuwait, 35% shares in Oger Telecom Limited in UAE which controls Turk Telecom, Avea in Turkey, Cell-C in South Africa, 25% shares in Binariang GSM Holding in Malaysia which controls both Maxis in Malaysia and Aircel in India. STC also has investments in information technology, content, distribution, contact centers and real estate, supporting its telecom operations across the Middle East.