Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the country’s leading telco in terms of subscribers, has selected US-based vendor Cisco to provide it with an upgraded multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, Arab News reports. According to the article, STC will adopt Cisco’s Carrier Routing System, dubbed Cisco CRS-X, and Cisco’s Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS). The CRS-X system will allow STC to deliver video, cloud, and mobile services effectively, as well as migrate its network infrastructure to 100Gbps and beyond. The solution also provides IP and optical network convergence, and an architecture that delivers ten-fold increase in bandwidth capacity. Further, Cisco’s HCS platform offers new and extended capabilities for cloud-based unified communications and collaboration applications to customers (UCaaS).
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