MWC 2016: STC picks Juniper to enable higher speed Internet services
| 25 February 2016
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is deploying Juniper Networks technology to deliver multi-terabit-per-second Internet speeds to feed escalating regional demand for voice, video and data services.
“Traffic dynamics like mobility, video and cloud-based services are transforming traditional networks. STC has moved quickly to accommodate the constant increase in Internet traffic and continues to enhance its business through innovation,” said Adrian Pickering, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Juniper Networks.
The infrastructure contract includes PTX5000 series packet transport routers for the expansion of STC’s fixed and 3G/4G mobile Internet backbone, serving customers across the Middle East. The project also includes Juniper’s SDN-ready MX2020 3D universal edge router.
The upgrade will provide increased capacity with international providers, accommodating national and international customers who share critical voice, data and multimedia applications between facilities.
“We invest in our network to stay ahead of our customers’ ever increasing expectations for more bandwidth and new applications and services ... This is an impressive leap forward in network capacity and performance to meet customer expectations,” said Nasser Al Nasser, senior vice president for technology and operations, Saudi Telecom Company.