Solutions by stc and Mavenir to Launch Open RAN in KSA


Mavenir’s Open RAN technology innovation, together with solutions by stc’s experience, will provide a strong foundation for the Open RAN deployment.

Solutions by stc, an enabler of digital transformation in Saudi Arabia and the region, announces an Open RAN agreement with Mavenir, a cloud-native network infrastructure provider building the future of networks, to launch the first commercial Open RAN network in Saudi Arabia.

Yousef Almarshad, Chief Commercial Officer of Solutions by stc, said, “Mavenir’s Open RAN technology innovation, together with solutions by stc unrivalled experience in the Saudia Arabia market, provide a strong foundation for this trail-blazing Open RAN deployment, bringing the next-generation performance and breakthrough services to stc’s valued customers across the Kingdom – going beyond data speeds to a more sustainably, securely and cost-effective network powered by Mavenir’s Open RAN.”

BG Kumar, President, Access Networks, Platforms and Digital Enablement at Mavenir, said, “Mavenir is extremely pleased to be awarded with the opportunity to build the first commercial Open RAN deployment in Saudi Arabia in collaboration with solutions by stc. Mavenir is confident that stc’s Open RAN network in Saudi Arabia will act as a catalyst for further accelerating operators’ digital transformation journeys across the Middle East region, ushering in a wave of customer-focused innovation that can fully leverage the unique potential generated by open standards and architecture.”

The newly launched multi-layered 4G and 5G Radio network will utilize Mavenir’s 4G Remote Radio Unit (RRU) and 5G Massive MIMO (mMIMO) Active Antenna Unit (AAU) technology and leverage the cloud-native Mavenir Webscale Platform (MWP) with fully containerised Centralised Unit (CU) and Distributed Unit (DU) software.

The announcement is a boost to stc Group’s strategic mission to deliver emerging technology to the Kingdom’s mobile customers, supporting the Vision 2030 digital transformation strategy.