Alcatel to support Saudi Telecom 4G LTE
Riyadh, January 4, 2012
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has selected Alcatel-Lucent to support the launch of its first 4G LTE wireless network in the country, bringing subscribers true broadband services to their mobile devices.
Alcatel-Lucent was selected to support STC’s LTE network deployment in the Northern Region of the kingdom, following a successful trial of the technology, a statement from the telecommunications company said.
Through the ngConnect programme, Alcatel-Lucent is also helping STC build an ecosystem of leading companies to provide content, applications and innovative services to meet the needs of subscribers in Saudi.
The increased speeds and quality of experience will allow activities such as the download and transfer of high definition video and real-time gaming, on the move, the statement said.
STC will be the first in the region to launch massive commercial LTE services to cover 11 major cities in Saudi Arabia as first phase to provide enhanced mobile broadband services using 4G LTE technology, with dramatic improvements anticipated in the speed and quality of connections, the statement said.
With over 20 LTE contracts for commercial deployments including two of the largest LTE network roll-outs, and engagement in more than 70 LTE trials worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent has established a strong global leadership position in 4G LTE, it said. – TradeArabia News Service