Our Beginnings

In December 2018, stc announced the carve-out of its towers and the establishment of a new subsidiary – TAWAL – to provide leading integrated ICT infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. TAWAL was launched on April 1st, 2019 after obtaining its license from CITC making it the first Telecommunications Tower Company in the Kingdom and largest in the region.


TAWAL now owns a portfolio of more than 15,000 telecom towers spread across the Kingdom. TAWAL enables telecom companies, government and private entities to boost infrastructure sharing that achieves:


  • Operational efficiencies
  • Lower expenses
  • Less environmental impact

TAWAL’s core activities involve designing, building, and managing consolidated telecom infrastructure facilities that enable state of the art and modular connectivity. By enhancing tower sharing, TAWAL enables its clients to attain operational excellence and accrue higher profits resulting from reduced capital expenses for network rollouts and lowered operating expenses for managing infrastructure at multiple sites. Tower sharing also provides additional benefits for congested urban areas, including minimizing infrastructure duplications and excessive network redundancies, as well as reducing visual pollution that usually results from dense equipment installations.  


We own and manage the passive infrastructure of its towers and lease spaces to telecom companies, in addition to government and private sectors. We are also planning for expansion to extend our geographic reach to cover new cities, rural areas, and remote destinations to benefit from economies of scale. Looking ahead, TAWAL is bracing for a new era of technologies and adjacent innovative services such as small cells, IBS, and fiber to develop value-added services.  

TAWAL is the foundation of limitless possibilities

Vision

“BECOME THE LEADING REGIONAL ICT INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE PROVIDER”

Mission

Enable operators to enrich the communication needs of customers by accelerating the roll-out of future technologies (e.g. 5G, IoT) and supporting the Vision 2030 Digital transformation

Drive MNOs, the Government and Businesses to operate more effectively and cost efficiently by enhancing colocation and realizing operational efficiencies

Make a positive impact on the local community and ensure environmental sustainability by contributing to community development and promoting renewable energies

What We Do

TAWAL’s core business is based on sharing telecom towers and its related passive infrastructure.
Currently, we are:

Building and managing towers on demand on behalf of network operators

Leasing space on our network of towers to telecom companies, government and private entities

Providing In-Building-Solution “IBS” to boost superior internal coverage with cutting-edge technologies

Offering operations and maintenance services, including preventive maintenance, fault management, energy management and other services

We also plan to extend our offerings to further advanced services such as Small Cells, Fiber to The Tower “FTTT” and Smart City Infrastructure.

How We Work

We embrace a futuristic customer-centric strategy and pursue innovative solutions that would maximize our partners’ profitability. Our customers benefit from great value for their investment as they are able to realize scalability through retaining a unique geographical location to set up their infrastructure at a regular fee, which directly result in lower CapEx. We manage our customers’ passive infrastructure efficiently, allowing them to shift their focus to their core business and boost the quality of their services.

TAWAL has set three strategic levers to drive up value creation for its clients :

Driving operational excellence by enabling effective business decision-making through building integrated reliable information systems and monitoring the performance of key operational processes

Realizing cost efficiencies through effective ticket management, re-negotiation of contracts for better agreements, and proficient handling of outsourced secondary services, while ensuring reliable service quality

Unlocking scale benefits through optimizing the occupancy ratio of our core products and exploring opportunities from additional products and value added services

Mohammed Alhakbani
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Saeed Alshehri
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Richard Ltaif
CHIEF STRATEGY & GOVERNANCE OFFICER
Hareth Alsahan
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Abdulrahman Al Moaiqel
CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER
Saud Altoaimy
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Ameen F. Alshiddi
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Group Chief Financial Officer , stc
Haithem M. Alfaraj
BOARD MEMBER
Senior VP of Technology and Operations , stc
Ali A. H Alharbi
BOARD MEMBER
Corporate Finance Vice President , stc
Amir A. Algibreen
BOARD MEMBER
Regulatory Affairs Vice President , stc
Walid A. Alkhelewi
BOARD MEMBER
Districts General Manager , stc
Steven Marshall
BOARD MEMBER
Former Executive Vice President of American Tower Corporation, and President of US Business
Marten Pieters
BOARD MEMBER
Former Chairman of the Board of INDUS Towers