STC has chosen Corning to supply FTTH optical solutions, as an enabler to the STC national network for high-speed connectivity and fibre-to-the-home applications. This builds on the existing strategic relationship between STC and Corning, which has already supplied more than 1.5 million kilometers of optical fibre in STC’s KSA network. As part of this strategic relationship, the two companies will also develop a programme to provide advanced technical training to STC fibre engineers and technicians.
Eng. Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser, STC chief operations officer, said: “STC is building the largest fibre network in the history of the kingdom. I am delighted to see us strike such an initiative with Corning, which will help meeting STC’s strategic goals for digital services, and will align with the objectives of the National Transformation Program (NTP 2020) and Vision 2030. Corning is a pioneer in fibre optics solutions and FTTH, and we are excited to build such an extended strategic relationship with one of the most progressive and internationally renowned companies.”
Clark Kinlin, EVP of Corning Optical Communications, said: “STC enjoys a strong reputation as an innovator in the Middle East. It established itself as a leader in advanced broadband technologies such as FTTH. Corning shares STC’s commitment and vision for innovation, and together, we will leverage our engineering capabilities, experience and solutions to build the KSA national network to the highest possible standard. We are honoured to make the investment necessary to extend our partnership with STC.”