NSN Helps STC Launch LTE TDD

STC, Nokia Siemens Networks launch commercial 4G network using TD-LTE

September 16, 2011

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is now able to offer commercial 4G mobile services using TD-LTE *(time division long term evolution) technology. The 4G network was built by Nokia Siemens Networks for the country’s western region. TD-LTE offers an enhanced mobile broadband experience with faster access to high quality video and more responsive data services such as interactive gaming.

LTE, a fourth generation mobile broadband technology, enables STC to deliver high data throughputs, allowing consumers to benefit from a wide range of new and innovative multimedia applications and services. Nokia Siemens Networks supports two LTE standards, time division duplex (TDD) for single spectrum bands or frequency division duplex (FDD) for paired spectrum bands. Each offers similar capacity, user experience and coverage. STC has deployed an unpaired TD LTE mobile broadband network.

“Nokia Siemens Networks’ capabilities and commitment to the overall LTE ecosystem have contributed to STC’s leadership in providing innovative mobile broadband services,” said Dr. Zeyad Bin Thamer Al Otaibi, group CTO, Saudi Telecom Company. “The transformational capabilities of 4G will provide our customers with increased speeds and enhanced user experience.”

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