STC to launch LTE Advanced 4G network

LTE-Advanced 4G broadband will bring speeds twice that of current 4G
Saudi Arabia will get faster connectivity with the launch ofLTE-Advanced 4G
Saudi Arabia will get faster connectivity with the launch ofLTE-Advanced 4G


STC is set to offer broadband services at almost twice the present speed of current 4G, with the launch of its LTE-Advanced 4G network (LTE-A).

The operator will be offering broadband services to enhance user experience, increase data transfer speeds and improve network performance.

Dr Khalid Al Biyari, senior VP of STC Group for Technology and Operations said: “STC LTE–A 4G network investments aim at enriching the company customer experience and consolidating its leadership in the Saudi market.

“We have been working with our technology partners in the world market to spread and improve the present 4G services in the local market in order to deliver the best features to service the company customers. The introduction of this service would directly contribute to enhancement and increase of the existing 4G –LTE-TD. These improvements of LTE–A is a beginning of the upcoming service related technologies and easy delivery to customers. By this, we greatly strengthen the experience of our honourable customers. We expect these network developments would continue until it provides data rates of 1 Gigabit/s.”

STC widely introduced the 4G LTE-TD service early 2013 and the company saw a significant increase in the number of LTE network users and intensive and high network usage. The capacity of the LTE–A network will be doubled in order to cover bigger areas to support more growth and expansions of the usage of these networks.

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