STC picks Ericsson for LTE

18 Feb 2010

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has awarded Ericsson a contract for the deployment of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, Trade Arabia reports. ‘We are glad to start the deployment of the LTE technology so that all our customers will be the first in the Middle East and North Africa to benefit from the new chain of high speed broadband services,’ said Dr Ziad Al-Otaibi, network vice president of STC, adding: ‘We trust that this partnership with Ericsson will further enhance STC’s operational capabilities; our customers will feel the difference where they can effortlessly enjoy whatever service available online; HD video, network games, IPTV, blogging and others.’ Despite Al-Otaibi’s claims that STC’s LTE network will be the first in the region, CommsUpdate reported on 15 February 2010 that Zain had contracted Motorola to roll out an LTE network in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecom Company (STC),

Subscribe

Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate

Browse

Filter

Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.

Search

Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.

Advertise

CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.

Share