STC stands for Saudi Telecom Company provides Information and communication technology solutions in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait. They are specialized in providing services under three major categories.
The first one is the mobile network under the name Al-Jawal, the second one is the landline network under the name Al-Hatif, and lastly STC-Pay Digital Payment and Enterprise services.
For several years, STC had a monopoly in the telecom market of Saudi until Etihad Etisalat was founded. STC has been awarded the best and fastest mobile internet provider company in Saudi Arabia for the sixth time.
How to Check the STC Speed Test?
If you’re a customer of STC and want to know the STC internet speed then you can run the speed test and check whether or not your ISP is providing you the speed you are paying for. The test is very simple and easy to run. Just simply go to the speed checker and hit the button ‘’Run Speed Test’’.
This takes a few moments to complete and show you the results. You will see the downloading speed, uploading speed, Ping, and Jitter of your internet connection. These terms are explained below.
This test can tell you the ability of your internet connection in terms of speed. The tool conducts the test by downloading small-sized files from the nearby server to your computer.
Once the download is complete, it shows you how much time the internet has taken to complete the download. The download speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).
The Upload speed test is quite the opposite of the download speed. Instead of downloading it uploads the files to the server when you start the test. It follows the same approach in the beginning as of download speed test i.e. locates and connects the device with the nearby server.
Once the device is connected, it starts uploading small sized files and tells you about the speed and time taken to complete the process. The upload speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps).
Packet Internet Network Groper
Packet Internet Network Groper (Ping) measures the latency of the data between the testing device and the server. It means Ping measures the delay time that is taken by the data to reach its destination.
If the Ping shows a latency of more than 200ms, your internet connection is slow and of low quality.
Jitter calculates the delay time and latency rate data takes to reach the destination from the origin. It also tells the potential causes that result in this delay.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I run the STC speed test on my mobile?
You can run the STC speed test on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone. Make sure to close all the windows before running the test except for the one in which you will conduct the test.
What to do if the speed test shows unexpected results?
See if you have any ongoing downloads that might be slowing the internet speed. If the problem still persists, restart your device and router.
Why do I get different speeds between desktop and phone?
If you take the test multiple times a day it will most probably show different results due to network congestion and available bandwidth.