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Ericsson inks partnership to boost 5G, 6G research in Saudi Arabia

Ericsson and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have announced an initial three-year research and development (R&D) partnership focused on three research projects aimed at advancing telecommunication networks with innovative technologies. In a release, the Swedish vendor said that the partnership aims to...

Following EU counterparts, five Middle Eastern operators prioritize Open RAN

Etisalat, STC, Zain, Mobily, and du, commit to deploying Open RAN Major global operators seem committed to overhauling radio access network deployment models with a quintet of Middle Eastern operators signing a memorandum of understanding "to push forward the implementation of...Open RAN solutions in...

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...

Mobily, Ericsson use spectrum sharing tech to trial 5G in Saudi Arabia

  Saudi Arabian telco Mobily announced a partnership with Ericsson to trial 5G on the 800/1800 MHz band using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing technology. The trial showed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live network, including tests of speed and latency, the vendor said in...

Zain accelerates 5G network deployment in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian carrier Zain KSA has accelerated the rollout of 5G services in the country with new deployments in the cities of Qurayyat, Ras Tanura and Tabarjal, the telco said in a release. With these latest deployments, Zain KSA’s 5G network now covers 38 cities...

Zain ends 2019 with 2,600 5G towers across Saudi Arabia

  Telecom operator Zain Saudi Arabia ended 2019 with a total of 2,600 5G towers across the country, the telco said in a release. Zain Saudi Arabia Vice-Chairman Bader Al Kharafi said that these 5G towers enabled the operator to offer commercial 5G services in 26...

Regulator: Saudi Telecom must offer full purchase Vodafone Egypt

If STC makes the offer, analysts predict that Telecom Egypt might actually sell some of its stocks At the end of January, Vodafone signed an initial agreement to sell a 55% stake it has in Vodafone Egypt in the company to Saudi Telecom Company (STC)...

Saudi Arabia aims to award two MVNO licenses in Q3 2020

  Saud Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) expects to award two mobile virtual network operator licenses for foreign operators interested in investing in the Saudi telecom market, a spokesperson at CITC told RCR Wireless News. The spokesperson said that the two licenses will be...

Saudi carriers accelerate deployment of comercial 5G networks

Zain planning 2,000 5G towers in initial rollout Mobile operators in Saudi Arabia have been accelerating the deployment of 5G networks across the Kingdom during the second half of 2019 after the government awarded spectrum for the provision of this technology. In November, Middle East telecom...

Zain launches commercial 5G services in Saudi Arabia

Initial focus is on 5G for 20 cities supported by 2,000 towers Middle East telecom group Zain has launched commercial 5G operations in Saudi Arabia, the telco said in a release. Zain said that the first phase of its 5G rollout program stipulates the deployment of...

STC, Huawei complete first indoor 5G trial in the Middle East

STC used 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Chinese vendor Huawei confirmed they have completed what they claim to be the first trial of indoor 5G in the Middle East region. During the trial in Dammam, STC used...

Ericsson secures two 5G contracts with Middle East operators

During Mobile World Congress 2019, the Swedish vendor signed 5G deals with Ooredoo Qatar and Saudi Telecom Company BARCELONA-Swedish vendor Ericsson said Middle East carriers Ooredoo and Saudi Telecom Company will use its 5G solutions for network projects in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Under the deal...

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