stc Announces the Successful Deployment of Multi-Layer 4G and 5G NSA Network on O-RAN Platform in Collaboration With Mavenir

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – June 12th, 2022: stc announces the successful deployment of multi-layer 4G and 5G NSA network on O-RAN platform in collaboration with Mavenir, the leading digital enabler in the region announced the successful deployment of 4G-3CC Carrier Aggregation and 5G-NSA capable O-RAN Mobile Infrastructure.

Mavenir setup was hosted on fully cloud-native Mavenir web-scale platform which showcases the true potential of O-RAN technology to transform Radio Access Networks towards an Open and Fully Interoperable RAN.

This deployment along with other new emerging technologies in cloud-native RAN technology are in alignment with stc’s strategic drive to deliver the foundation for a strong digital future while augmenting the Digital Transformation Strategy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

With the global race to adopt O-RAN for broader network deployment, stc’s latest success demonstrates its direction and leadership in the development of O-RAN with maturity to fulfill a variety of capabilities required by our customers.

Eng. Bader A. Allhieb, stc Infrastructure VP, said: “Our commitment has always been to deliver a best-in-class Mobile Network to our deserving customers. Technological transformation is a keystone of stc’s business strategy and 5G is an exciting milestone in stc’s O-RAN journey. stc will continue to endeavor to always lead the market towards digital transformation, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

“Mavenir is delighted to partner with STC in deploying multi-layer 4G and 5G NSA Access Network based on Open RAN standards and architecture. Open vRAN is a new network technology that allows separation of hardware and software components, enabling operators to deploy in more locations faster, it’s easier to operate and maintain, it can further improve coverage and capacity hotspots. Operators have also concluded that Open vRAN will lead to a more cost-effective, secure, energy efficient and customer-focused network of the future.” Says Dr Virtyt Koshi, SVP, GM EMEA, Mavenir. “Mavenir is proud to bring the Open vRAN solutions to Middle East together with partners like Dell, Comscope, etc., digitalising operations, acting as the catalyst for innovation, and creating new opportunities for operators.

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