Incoming STC boss says operators will play “fundamental role” in IoT

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Khaled Biyari, who will take over the chief executive reins at Saudi Telecom Company (STC) on 27 April, said 5G was only “a few years away” and that operators will play a “fundamental role” in the Internet of Things …

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Saudi Telecom appoints insider to top job

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has chosen Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, who already holds a handful of important roles within the operator, as its new CEO — nearly two years after his predecessor departed. Biyari (pictured), who currently serves as SVP …

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Nokia announces Finnish and Saudi LTE-A rollouts

Nokia Networks has claimed advancements in LTE-A network deployment by demonstrating live network speeds and data transmission rates of up to 300 Mbps on TeliaSonera’s LTE network in Helsinki. By utilising FDD/TDD technology, it is claiming carrier aggregation of the 1800 and 2600 MHz frequency bands for the Finnish operator. It has also announced carrier […]

Viva, STC in Gulf LTE roaming deal

Kuwaiti mobile operator Viva on Monday introduced commercial LTE roaming services with neighbouring Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC), marking the first 4G LTE roaming agreement between Gulf operators.

Middle East and African operators to collaborate on infrastructure sharing

Mobile operator groups serving the Middle East and Africa have agreed to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives in an effort to provide mobile broadband access to unserved rural communities in the region. The operators also intend to drive down the cost of mobile services for consumers across the regions.