STC selects Nokia Siemens Networks preferred vendor

The Saudi Telecom (STC) has selected telecom equipment and solutions major
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as one of its preferred global vendors for network

The agreement allows NSN to offer its
portfolio of network infrastructure equipment though a Global Price Book, and
provide volume discounts based on total spend across STC, Maxis and Oger Groups
at OpCos in Bahrain, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South
Africa and Turkey.

The STC group, along with the Maxis and Oger Groups, has reached a leading
position in the global mobile and fixed telecommunication markets, according to
ARAB News.

In 2010, the groups jointly launched a series of global technology initiatives
focused on capturing synergies across their nine operating companies with a
focus on truly global scope of initiatives in all participating geographies and
on working with the best-in-class global and regional supplier to become
preferred partners to the group.

One of the initiatives was focused on technology infrastructure synergies, with
an objective developing a global price book and formalizing volume discounts
based on overall group scale.
STC is the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Kingdom that
provides mobile, landline, Internet and other data services, to residential and
business customers.

Also STC has become a global giant through successful expansion in a record
years’ time to become among the largest operators in the Middles East, Africa
as in Southeast Asia.

This expansion from local to international has been led by STC International
through distinguished leadership and strategic partnerships.

STC International can now be a catalyst for opening up the emerging markets to
investments and innovation in telecom and has the power to make a deep change
on a multinational scale and subscribes fully to creating value rather than
basic competition in every market where it operates.

Saudi Telecom Company announced that it is offering commercial 4G mobile
services using TD-LTE technology. The 4G network was built by Nokia Siemens Networks
for the country’s western region. TD-LTE offers an enhanced mobile broadband
experience with faster access to high quality video and more responsive data
services such as interactive gaming.

Nokia Siemens Networks supports two LTE standards, time division duplex (TDD)
for single spectrum bands or frequency division duplex (FDD) for paired
spectrum bands. Each offers similar capacity, user experience and coverage. STC
has deployed an unpaired TD LTE mobile broadband network.

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