STC Awards Huawei UMTS Commercial Contract
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks around the world, has been awarded a contract by Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest mobile operator in the Middle East, to deploy its 3G network in Saudi Arabia.
According to the contract, Huawei will supply a complete core network and new generation NodeBs to help STC launch 3G services countrywide and maintain its leading position. STC selected Huawei after its GSM Softswitch network built by Huawei successfully withstood tremendous peak traffic during this year’s Hajj holy season.
Dr. Zeyad Thamir Al-Otaibi, Vice President of STC commented that, “STC is dedicated to delivering superb 3G services through a reliable 3G network and chose Huawei because the performance and reliability of Huawei’s 3G solution more than meet our requirements.”
This contract further reaffirms Huawei’s position as a leading supplier of UMTS infrastructure. Huawei’s solution reduces operational and capital expenditure for telecom operators and enables flexible networking and coverage.
“Huawei is pleased to be the major supplier for STC’s 3G Network,” said Li Huang, Vice President of Huawei Middle East and North Africa. “We are confident in our ability to continuously bring value to customers with innovative and leading 3G solutions.”
Huawei’s UMTS new generation NodeB incorporates new and innovative features, such as the highly efficient digital power amplifier supporting the multi-carrier technology and support for full–performance HSDPA. The new generation UMTS NodeB effectively improves network performance and reduces the total cost of ownership for operators.
As one of the world’s mainstream UMTS suppliers, Huawei has won 29 UMTS commercial contracts to date. Huawei’s innovative mobile Softswitch and new generation NodeBs serve many operators around the world and the company has accumulated abundant experience through the deployment of large-scale networks.
Huawei’s new generation UMTS NodeBs have been deployed in countries like Malaysia, Portugal, Poland, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
STC (Saudi Telecom) is the biggest mobile operator in the Middle East Region and the entire Africa. Its network capacity exceeds 10 million and is now serving 12 million mobile subscribers and 4.5 million fixed line subscriber. It provides fixed line services, mobile services, data services and transmission services etc. For more information, please visit at: www.stc.com.sa.
About Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The company is dedicated to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei’s products and solutions are deployed in over 100 countries and serve 28 of the world’s top 50 operators, as well as over one billion users worldwide.
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