Saudi WiMAX contract won by Huawei

29 Aug 2007

Chinese network technology provider Huawei Technologies announced yesterday that it has been selected by Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to build a WiMAX 802.16e network to provide wireless broadband coverage of major Saudi cities including Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam. Huawei has been contracted to design and install a network including base stations, gateways and management systems. ‘We enjoy a longstanding relationship with Huawei cooperating on different technology fields such as GSM and W-CDMA,’ said Bandar M. Al Qafari, general manager of STC’s Network Department, in a statement. ‘Huawei has the experience and technology advantages in the WiMAX field, and its WiMAX 802.16e solution enables the next generation network evolution,’ said Bandar Al Qafari, who continued: ‘Huawei has successfully delivered more than 5,000 wireless projects, and I’m confident that it will provide us with an excellent network that will allow us to provide wireless broadband access service to our subscribers.’