STC reveals multi-vendor integrated 5G network

1 Apr 2019

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has unveiled what it claims is ‘the world’s first Multi-Vendor Integration Verification’ for its 5G network, blending Huawei and Cisco cores with Ericsson and Nokia supplied RAN. STC started rolling out its 5G network in 2018 and has worked with a range of network equipment providers to facilitate the launch of NGNs in the Kingdom. Khaled Al Dharrab, Infrastructure Sector VP at STC, said that working with multiple vendors has significantly expedited the rollout of its 5G network. The operator is aiming to launch commercial 5G services to consumers in the second quarter of 2019.