Nokia, STC team up on 5G and IoT development

2017-03-08 10:15:36 | Source:Telecompaper

Nokia and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development of 5G and IoT use cases, reports Telecompaper on March 7, 2017. Under the terms of the MoU, Nokia and STC will carry out trials of technologies such as 4.5G Pro and 4.9G, key steps on the path to 5G to build the capacity and throughput speeds needed for new applications. The collaboration will also play an important role in STC's digitalization transformation and its support of Saudi Arabia's 2030 Vision for transforming the country to be the hub connecting three continents including Asia, Africa and Europe.
The MoU was signed at Mobile World Congress by Nasser Al-Nasser, Senior Vice-President of Technology and Operations at STC, and Samih Elhage, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia. With its ultra-low latency and extreme broadband network capacity, 5G will enable new possibilities in a number of vertical industry sectors, including connected cars, industrial networking, remote healthcare, virtual reality and ultra-high definition video services.
With Nokia's mobile broadband expertise in 4.5G Pro and 4.9G, STC will be able to commence the evolution of its existing network toward 5G, preparing its infrastructure for the massive increase in data, devices and applications that 5G and IoT will facilitate. Under the deal, Nokia and STC will develop 5G and IoT applications that will use STC's network, through advanced trials of 4.5G Pro and 4.9G technologies.
The trialing of Nokia's small cells and enhanced Centralized RAN to prepare for 5G ultra-dense deployments and IoT use cases. The two will cooperate on the network modernization for 5G and the evolution to Cloud, leveraging Nokia 5G-ready AirScale radio, Nokia AirFrame data center platform, Centralized RAN, cloud RAN, massive MIMO and network slicing, Nokia Multi-layer Optimization SON. Nokia to closely cooperate with STC by regularly sharing latest released concepts, news on product launches, while STC will share its views on industry trends.

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