STC, Nokia to deploy a 5G network in 2018

6 Mar 2018

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Nokia have announced that they are collaborating to launch a 5G network in 2018. Under the first stage of the project, hundreds of 5G base stations will be deployed in the western and southern regions of the Kingdom (Makkah, Madinah, Yanbuand Asir). This collaboration will allow Saudi Telecom to use Nokia equipment and solutions, such as the AirSilk 5G AirFilm platform and the AirFrame data centre, and benefit from Nokia’s Bell Labs expertise to optimise the use of fifth-generation applications.