STC confirmed that the deployment was made on a truly open stack with different radio suppliers, showing the potential of O-RAN technology to transform Radio Access Networks towards an open and fully interoperable RAN.
With the global race to adopt O-RAN for broader network deployment, the achievement of STC demonstrates its direction in the development of O-RAN to fulfill diverse customer requirements.
Developing and deploying cloud-native RAN technology is aligned with STC’s strategic goal to provide the foundation for a strong digital future. Eng. Bader A. Allhieb, VP, Infrastructure, STC, said: “Our commitment has always been to deliver a best-in-class mobile network to our deserving customers. Technological transformation is a keystone of STC’s business strategy and the carrier aggregation feature is an exciting milestone in STC’s O-RAN journey”