STC achieves key 5G milestone

STC achieves key 5G milestone
Published: 31 March 2019 - 8:56 p.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer
STC's stand at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona.

STC has achieved the first global Multi-Vendor-Integration-Verification (MVIV) for its 5G network - an important milestone in expanding the network and brining all of it online.

The MVIV was completed with STC's Huawei and Cisco core infrastructure with Ericsson and Nokia-supplied 5G radio networks.

Following the 5G launch in 2018, STC and its global partners have continued to cooperate to enhance the 5G ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. Eng. Khaled I. Al Dharrab, infrastructure sector vice president at STC, said: "5G network is developing at a very high rate. STC is a leading worldwide operator with a commitment to pioneer the technological advancements and introduce new 5G services and use-cases. We have already put ourselves on the road to enable technology and shape the future of 5G services in the kingdom."

He said more. "Our collaboration with our global suppliers will push forward the boundaries for our 5G ambitions. It will definitely lead to the rise of new class of services that will go far ahead in meeting our customers’ high expectations. A well-integrated 5G network with full interoperability will deliver endless possibilities and opportunities for our deserving customers. This will also facilitate the road towards meeting KSA national 2030 Vision."

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