As the first operator in the Middle East and North Africa, STC announces the successful experiment of Massive MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology on its existing 4G-LTE network, utilizing 2.3GHz spectrum band.
In its ambitious testing in Dammam, STC used 20MHz of spectrum in the 2.3GHz band on the TDD network. It managed to achieve a peak cell downlink throughput of 677Mbps, which is approximately six times the current/traditional TDD network speed.
Massive MIMO is accepted as one of the core innovative technologies in the future 5G network. This concept has been used by STC and Huawei to boost the existing 4G LTE network throughputs, in order to provide superior customer experience and unprecedented network speeds. Massive MIMO technology uses a large number of antennas and beam forming to enhance spectrum utilization among multiple user equipment (UEs) to improve end user experience.
Eng. Nasser Al Nasser, SVP, STC Technology & Operations, said: “Once again, STC’s partnership with Huawei delivers new and unprecedented results. This great result will in no doubt enable STC to meet the explosive growth in demand for high-quality data services. We look forward to strengthening our pioneering position in the region through successful deployment of the Massive MIMO technology. As a technology pioneering company in the region, STC is proud to see such successful network developments, which will ultimately translate to improved customer experience and delivery of highest possible quality of service.” "]]>
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced Dr. Abdullah Bin Hasan Alabdulqader as the STC's Chairman of the Board of Directors during the first meeting in its sixth session that been held on the evening of Monday, 15/7/1436 H corresponding to 04/05/2015 AD, and naming the Sub-committee depending on the functions and the approved authorities.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Abdullah bin Hassan Alabdulqader is a member of number of other boards of directories and commissions. He is a head of Advisory Committee in the Capital Market Authority, and a member of Quality of Assurance Committee in the Organization for Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Alabdulqader worked as a professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and was a member first Council administration of STC, and was a member of the first board of the Capital Market Authority, and Dr.Alabdulqader holds a Bachelor and Master of Business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, and a PhD from the University of Colorado, USA. "]]>
Keen on supporting all members of the Saudi society, STC has participated in the World Autism Awareness Day, which took place at the Intellectual Education Institute (Alfekryah) in Taif.
Guests included high-ranking representatives of both private and public sectors in Taif, such as Deputy Governor Ahmad Al Thamiry and the General Manager of Education in Taif, Mohammed Al Shimrani.
Commanding our company for effectively participating in the World Autism Awareness Day, Al Thamiry presented an honorary plaque STC, while Al Shimrani praised the telecom giant for constantly seeking to empower children with special needs across the Kingdom. "]]>