STC Now to build largest network operations centre in Middle East&Africa

STC Now to build largest network operations centre in Middle East&Africa

STC signed a contract with Al-Latifia Trading and Contracting Company to establish a four storey control centre. Equipped with the latest information technology and high resolution

STC Selects Qualys to Deliver Security & Compliance Solutions

STC Selects Qualys to Deliver Security & Compliance Solutions

With everything hosted in the cloud, there are no capital expenditures, no extra human resources needed and no infrastructure or software for customers to buy and maintain

STC Partnered With OT & Huawei to Introduce eSIM Technologies

STC Partnered With OT & Huawei to Introduce eSIM Technologies

This project will also create new technologies associated with eSIM. STC revealed that the eSIM trial uses GSMA complaint subscription management platform from OT and Huawei smartwatches.

STC, SAP partner to provide cloud solutions

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and SAP announced a strategic partnership agreement at Gitex in Dubai to cooperate on the provision of cloud-based subscription model for enterprise software solutions to organizations of all sizes in the public and private sector in Saudi Arabia. As per the agreement and arrangements between STC and SAP, most SAP solutions and workloads are now supported on the STC Cloud, allowing new and existing customers to rollout or expand current SAP based solutions without the need for CAPEX based investments in hardware or software,

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Saudi Telecom Q1 profit falls 5.2pc

Saudi Telecom Co (STC) missed estimates and extended an earnings slump as it reported a 5.2 percent fall in first-quarter profit on Tuesday.The former monopoly, which competes domestically with Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and Zain Saudi, made a net profit of SR2.38 billion in the three months to March 31. This compares with SR2.5 billion in the prior-year period,

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Nokia Announces Finnish and Saudi LTE-A Rollouts

Nokia Networks has claimed advancements in LTE-A network deployment by demonstrating live network speeds and data transmission rates of up to 300 Mbps on TeliaSonera’s LTE network in Helsinki. By utilizing FDD/TDD technology, it is claiming carrier aggregation of the 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency bands for the Finnish operator.

It has also announced carrier aggregation cooperation with Saudi Arabian telco STC, with compatibility with commercial chipsets, on the same frequency bands.

Carrier aggregation is a key enabling technology for LTE-A as it allows operators to utilize available spectrum more efficiently. Albeit limited, the roll-out of LTE-A in selected parts of Helsinki has the potential to achieve data transmission speeds faster than a lot of fixed, residential broadband infrastructure.

Due to ever-increasing customer demand for mobile data services on the move, TeliaSonera Finland’s CTO, Kaley Reiljan believes LTE-A can help future-proof telco’s network for demand in the coming years.

“We want to offer the fastest possible data speeds to our customers. Over 60% of Finns use smartphones and generate more data traffic than customers using older devices. With LTE-Advanced we make sure our network can address these capacity changes now and in the future.”

He said.

Nokia’s Head of the STC Customer Team, Hani Dib, concurs with Reiljan’s conclusion that ever-increasing customer data consumption is a core motivator for moving towards LTE-A. However, Dib believes spectrum efficiency and maximum utilisation should be the primary consideration for operators.

“We believe that the optimal use of spectrum is key to satisfying ever-increasing subscriber demand for network capacity and speed. Our achievement with STC will encourage other operators globally to look at this kind of spectrum convergence to save costs and increase throughput.”

He said.

STC Extends Partnership with Ericsson

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has extended its partnership with Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson in order to transform, expand and upgrade its network in Saudi Arabia. Further, the two companies will collaborate in testing and evolving advanced ICT technologies, with a particular focus on small cells, indoor systems and software defined networking (SDN). Khaled Biyari, STC ’s senior vice president for Technology, Operations and IT, said:

“Partnering with Ericsson will support us to deliver high-quality connectivity both indoors and outdoors, while expanding coverage to rural areas in the Kingdom.”

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