STC to Expand LTE With NSN

NSN expands Saudi operator's LTE network, upgrades GSM and 3G networks

March 20, 2012

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RIYADH -- Subscribers of Saudi Telecom Company (STC) can expect a new generation of mobile broadband services with super-fast speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps). The operator has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to upgrade its nationwideGSM and 3G networks and expand its commercial 4G (TD-LTE: time division duplex long term evolution) network. Nokia Siemens Networks is now responsible for building one-third of STC’s nationwide 4G network. STC announced the launch of its commercial 4G network using TD-LTE equipment from Nokia Siemens Networks in September 2011.

“STC and Nokia Siemens Networks have enjoyed a long-standing, strategic relationship that has gone from strength to strength over the years. The latest round of network expansion and modernization provides a further boost to our partnership and will help us deliver a differentiated experience to our customers,” said Zeyad Thamer Al-Otaibi, STC Group chief executive officer for Technical Operations.

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