Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Saudi Telecom Appoints Alcatel-Lucent for LTE

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has selected Alcatel-Lucent for its national LTE network. STEC plans to launch LTE services in 11 key cities in Saudi Arabia in the first phase of its rollout. 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.

Alcatel-Lucent, through the ngConnect Program, is also helping STC build an ecosystem of leading companies to provide content, applications and innovative services to meet needs of subscribers in Saudi Arabia.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that it now has 20 LTE contracts.

  • On September 14, 2011, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced the launch of its LTE network. The network supports a top downlink rate of 100 Mbps.