Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) is a Kuwaiti shareholding company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July, 2008, to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law No. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, stc launched its operations in December 2008 and was listed on Boursa Kuwait in December 2014. It is a world-class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to customers and enabling the digital transformation in Kuwait, and is a subsidiary of stc Group. stc has rapidly reached a leader stance in the market through its customer and employee centric strategy. In 2019, stc has acquired 100% of the share capital of Qualitynet General Trading and Contracting Company- the leading Internet Service Provider in Kuwait- with the aim to capitalize on the new opportunities in the Kuwait Telecom Market.
stc has always aimed to support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for Kuwait 2035, in positioning Kuwait as a major financial and commercial hub in the region. Throughout a decade of excellence in service, transparency and proactivity, and as the fastest-growing and most advanced telecom operator with the largest 5G network in Kuwait, stc’s customer base stood at 2.0 million.
stc strives to provide its customers, both consumers and enterprise (stc business), with a unique pool of products and services that satisfy their aspirations and cater to their needs. stc offers numerous opportunities in the fields of telecommunications, entertainment, information, digital and data transfer services, and delivers the best customer experience around the clock.
stc has succeeded in attracting private sector investments, driving the economy and repositioning telecoms as one of the most vital and active sectors in the evolution of global technology, providing the best wireless coverage in Kuwait, and playing a key role in improving the nation’s urban infrastructure.
Since 2008, stc’s accomplishments have transformed the Kuwaiti telecom market, including changing wireless pricing models and fees. In 2016, stc entered the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In 2018, stc became the first network to offer its customers 5G service and to enable enterprises in mobility. stc has invested in building the most advanced network, and proudly owns the largest number of sites covered by the 5G service in Kuwait.
Additionally, stc succeeded in creating job opportunities and focusing on Kuwaitization plan which has reached 65%, by attracting top talents through partnerships and collaborations in the Kuwaiti market. stc is committed to a rich Corporate Social Responsibility ‘CSR’ program and has launched multiple initiatives for supporting talent in the fields of healthcare, sports, entrepreneurship, education and environment.