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STC receives accolades as it expands its 5G network in Saudi Arabia

The STC 5G network is now in more than 47 cities Saudi operator Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deployed its 5G network in more than 47 cities around the country, with the operator claiming that the next phase will bring the total covered cities to...

Rakuten Mobile signs deal with STC to boost OpenRAN tech

  Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) with the aim of collaborating in the field of innovation and strategic mobile technology. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will explore future opportunities to collaborate...

Vodafone Egypt to sell $2.4 billion stake to Saudi Telecom Company

In addition, Vodafone and Saudi Telecom Company agreed to establish a long-term partnership Vodafone Egypt, the leading operator in the north African country, has signed an initial agreement to sell a 55% stake in in the company to state-controlled telecommunications group Saudi Telecom Company (STC)...

Nokia secures 5G carrier deal in Saudi Arabia

STC also working on 5G with Ericsson, Cisco and Huawei Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced a cooperation agreement with Nokia, under which the two partners will work to launch a 5G network in Saudi Arabia in 2018. STC and Nokia agreed to jointly work towards...

5 Nokia 5G trials: AT&T, Orange, STC, Zain and Smart

Like its competitors, Nokia is engaged in numerous 5G pilot and trial projects meant to help gain a better understanding of key technologies, use cases and applications associated with the high capacity and ultra low throughput of 5G. Here we take a look at...

Nokia signs agreement with Saudi operator to collaborate on 5G, IoT

STC and Nokia will trial various technologies. Nokia and Saudi Telecom Company signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of "5G" and internet of things use cases. Under terms of the agreement, Nokia and STC will carry out trials of...

ZTE to deploy vIMS network for Telefónica in Latin America

Solution set to cover seven Telefónica markets in Latin America. ZTE announced an agreement with Telefónica to jointly build a large scale virtual IP multimedia subsytem network in Latin America. The network is expected to cover seven countries – Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua,...

Nokia to help Bharti Airtel expand 4G infrastructure in India

The total value of the Nokia deal reaches approximately $500 million Finnish vendor Nokia signed an agreement with Indian operator Bharti Airtel to expand 4G telecom infrastructure across nine circles in India. Under the terms of the deal, Nokia will deploy its 4G Frequency Division Duplex-LTE...

Mobily enters talks with STC on tower joint venture

The tower talks will be initially valid for a three-month period Saudi mobile operator Mobily entered talks with Saudi Telecom Company that could lead to the creation of a mobile tower joint venture. “The operators have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore options for...

China Telecom, Saudi Telecom show interest in Egypt’s 4G market

Kuwaiti telco Zain recently expressed interest in local 4G license China Telecom and Saudi Telecom have shown interest in acquiring a "4G" license to start operations in Egypt, international press reported citing unnamed government sources. However, Egyptian officials said neither company had made any formal offer...

Ofcom moves to open up more spectrum for Wi-Fi services

U.K. regulator looks to create two additional 80-megahertz channels in the 5 GHz band for Wi-Fi U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom has proposed opening up additional unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band to support Wi-Fi services in a move to create two additional 80-megahertz channels for...

Telenor ends 2015 with 203 million mobile subs

Asian operations accounted for over 50% of Q4 revenues Norwegian telecommunications group Telenor ended 2015 with 203 million subscribers in the 13 European and Asian markets in which it operates. At the end of 2014, the telco had 186 million mobile subscribers. Telenor Group said it...

Huawei, Saudi Telecom demonstrate ‘4.5G’ technology

Huawei '4.5G' tests with STC, Zain both clear 1 Gbps Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei together with Saudi Telecom Company claimed to have successfully demonstrated its so-called "4.5G" technology achieving network throughput speeds in excess of 1.59 gigabits per second. “This exceptional milestone will have...

Saudi Telecom acquisition of Viva gets regulatory OK

Saudi operator currently controls 26% of the Kuwaiti mobile firm; deal will give Saudi Telecom a 100% stake Kuwait's Capital Markets Authority approved Saudi Telecom Company's plan to acquire all the shares of its Kuwaiti mobile telephony operator Viva. Saudi Telecom currently owns a 26% stake in...

Vodafone Ukraine to launch 3G in Kiev

The telco plans to launch the first Vodafone-branded store in the city Mobile operator MTS Ukraine, which has recently branded its operations under the Vodafone Ukraine brand, announced it's in the process of completing the installation and testing of 3G network infrastructure in the city...

Saudi Telecom invests in backhaul for network expansion

DragonWave packet radios selected by Saudi Telecom The largest network operator in Saudi Arabia announced a new supply agreement with DragonWave to drive a planned network expansion in which Saudi Telecom will use DragonWave’s Horizon Compact+ and Harmony Enhanced packet microwave radios. “Being a customer-centric organization,...

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