STC is at the vanguard of tech transformation in the MENA region, offering ICT solutions and services including communications, financial technology, digital media and cybersecurity. STC is based in Saudi Arabia, with subsidiaries in Bahrain and Kuwait. Steady investments in innovation and infrastructure have helped the region make a leap in digital reliability during the pandemic. Saudi Arabia rose 40 places in the UN’s ICT digital infrastructure index, ranking eighth among G20 nations. STC’s strong credit rating, innovative history and traditional values have given investors confidence. The BV judging panel announces STC as winner of the 2020 award for Best Telecom Operator (Middle East).