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Press Release -- July 8th, 2015
Source: Global Telecom & Technology
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GTT selected by Saudi Telecom Company for its first 100-Gigabit IP Connectivity Service

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, and Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecommunications provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, today jointly announced 100-Gigabit IP Transit connectivity services to the Middle East.

“STC continues to make significant investments in building a state-of-the-art network infrastructure globally in order to further build upon its leadership in the MENA region. We selected GTT because its reliable, scalable and secure global network infrastructure provides an excellent platform which enables STC to offer innovative IP services,” said Dr. Homoud Alkussayer, Head STC Wholesale. “GTT's 100-Gbps IP port solution fully addresses our customers' ever-growing bandwidth requirements with the highest level of quality and service reliability.”

“We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with STC,” said Rick Calder, GTT President and CEO. “The leading service providers of the world depend on GTT’s global network for secure and reliable connectivity. By increasing capacity on its network, STC can continue to give its customers the highest-quality network experience possible. STC’s confidence in GTT reinforces our position as the global leader in the delivery of the most advanced cloud networking solutions in the world.”

About GTT

GTT’s global Tier1 IP network connects to any location in the world and with any application in the cloud. Our cloud networking services provide a better way for multinational clients to reach the cloud. Clients trust us to deliver secure solutions with simplicity, speed and agility. For more information, visit www.gtt.net.

About Saudi Telecom

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is the premier provider of information and communications technology (ICT) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Its Saudi operations generated over SAR 46.108 billion in revenues in 2014. STC empowers more than 100 million consumers across the globe with customer-centric, cutting-edge solutions at the forefront of the knowledge economy. Today, STC comprises 16 local and international companies in 10 countries, with a fiber-optic cable network spanning 137,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), where it is the top-ranked telecom operator, STC’s network covers more than 99% of populated areas, with a mobile network capacity of 28 million lines, 8.4 million landlines, and broadband capacity of 3.75 million. For more information about STC please visitwww.stc.com.sa.

Contact:
GTT Media Inquiries
Ann Rote, 1.703.677.9941
ann.rote@gtt.net

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