CommScope and Saudi Telecom Company (stc) announced they are deploying 30-port antennas, enabling the operator to bring innovation towards 5G across the Middle East and North Africa.
To keep pace with the demands of modern society and expand into new markets, stc is demonstrating use-cases for next-generation wireless technologies. The deployment of CommScope’s new customised 30-port antenna enabled stc to support more technologies with less weight and wind-load on towers, solving the challenge of overburdened infrastructure and giving adequate room to deploy 5G equipment. As a result, the service provider is taking another step toward a modern world-class 5G network.
CommScope had long been a trusted international partner of stc following years of wide deployments of multiple antenna solutions, including a customised design for 16-port antennas to support increased densification of the 4G/LTE network.
Eng. Hisham A. Alabdaly, Infrastructure Design, General Manager, stc, said: “In line with international developments, the Saudi market is being transformed by the advances of the fourth industrial revolution. Emerging technology breakthroughs like robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things will be backed by 5G infrastructure. Looking toward Vision 2030, tourism, manufacturing and defence could reoccupy the center of economic stage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. By any measure, it’s critical we implement new technologies that empower digital services to reach higher levels of efficiency and production.”