Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saudi Telecom Awards pre-LTE Contract to Huawei

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has selected Huawei Technologies to deploy the Middle East' s largest pre-commercial LTE network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The first phase of the project is operational and offering peak downlink data rates of up to 100 Mbps per user with commercial LTE data cards in the field. 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.

In addition, Huawei has deployed its 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.

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