stc Bahrain launches large-scale indoor 5G commercial deployment

9 Jul 2020

stc Bahrain has announced it has partnered with Chinese vendor Huawei to launch what it claims is the country’s first integrated large-scale indoor 5G commercial deployment at its corporate headquarters. The operator notes the deployment increases its network agility by enabling peak indoor data rates of 1.2Gbps, massive connections and lower latency.

Commenting on the launch, CEO Nezar Banabeela said: ‘stc Bahrain is committed to investing in new levels of agile and highly flexible network infrastructure that not only enables our business and customers but also positions Bahrain as a global telecommunication and ICT player. Moreover, by launching this technology at our headquarters, this enables us to further explore its reach and capabilities through numerous field tests and pre-commercial trials of potential 5G user cases at our Innovation Center located in the main building, and develop new 5G services that support our customers’ business requirements.’