Huawei to deploy Saudi Telecom’s LTE network
22 Apr 2010
(MENAFN) Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced that it has appointed China-based Huawei to deploy the Middle East’s largest pre-commercial LTE (long term evolution) network in Saudi Arabia, according to a press statement.
This pre-commercial LTE network is expected to complete its roll out by the end of 2010, covering major metropolitan areas such as Riyadh and Dammam.
The first phase of the project has been delivered successfully, offering peak downlink data rates of up to 100 Mb/s per user with commercial LTE data cards in the field, a statement said.
The network has been tailored to improve user experience, decrease cost per bit and increase spectrum efficiency. In addition, Huawei has deployed its industry-leading IP microwave products of RTN900 series into STC’s LTE backhaul, which are capable of fully supporting the bandwidth demands of commercial LTE usage now, and in the future.