Saudi Telecom to deploy DragonWave backhaul solutions

Largest telecom operator in the Middle East and North Africa will be using DragonWave’s Horizon Compact+ and Harmony Enhanced products to help expand its enterprise network

Saudi Telecom to deploy DragonWave backhaul solutions

DragonWave, the provider of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, has announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest network operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has entered into a supply agreement for DragonWave products to support its enterprise network expansion.

STC has ordered Horizon Compact+ and Harmony Enhanced high capacity microwave products to aid its network expansions. DragonWave’s agreement with STC was made in partnership with Creative Telecom Company (CTC) and Waseela For technology consultations (Waseela), who will provide local integration services.

As a leading telecom provider in the Middle East, and with an international footprint that extends to 8 countries, STC is focused on its strategy to be the broadband operator of choice, offering ubiquitous access, converged offerings and innovative content and applications.

“Being a customer centric organisation, delivering on our commitment to our customers is our primary consideration when making provisioning decisions to support our growing network,” said STC’s senior vice president for the Enterprise Business Unit Dr. Tarig Enaya.

“The integration of DragonWave’s industry-leading microwave backhaul solutions supports our growth strategy and ensures that our enterprise end-user customers continue to receive the best in service quality and reliability.”

According to DragonWave, the Horizon Compact+ and Harmony Enhanced products, equipped with the company’s Bandwidth Accelerator, achieve industry-leading spectral efficiency, allowing STC to maximise the capacity achievable in the scarce backhaul spectrum.

The low latency of the DragonWave products enables a complete suite of services including high quality voice and video. In addition, Horizon and Harmony products support 256AES encryption options to maximise network security.

“STC is a visionary company committed to delivering the quality of service that continues to drive its network growth, while maintaining tier-one carrier grade services,” said Peter Allen, DragonWave president and CEO.

“It is rewarding to be selected as the microwave supplier to STC, in confirmation that our products meet their very high performance standards and that we are contributing to their ongoing expansion and business success.”

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