Stc and Huawei signed a MOU on all-optical strategic partnership

Lately, during the MWC2023 in Barcelona, Spain Saudi Telecom Company (Stc) and Huawei shake hands to form an all-optical strategic partnership and signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards the F5.5G…..!!

Diplomacy holds regarding the consensus and product and solution cooperation under the F5G and F5.5G industry standards. The MOU frames and objectives to stimulate the implementation of Stc’s digital transformation strategy. This is through building an all-optical network that meets the requirements of ultra-large bandwidth, ultra-high speed, premium experience, and network autonomous driving.

Stc and Huawei signed a MOU on an all-optical strategic partnership

Well, in order to define the core capabilities of F5.5G. ETSI  furl the Fixed 5th Generation Advanced and Beyond white paper last year in September 2022.  The F5.5G era brought four major changes that have been listed below.

  • User experience reaches 10Gbps: F5.5G introduces next-generation technologies such as FTTR, Wi-Fi 7, 50G PON, 800G, etc., to achieve 10Gbps everywhere;
  • Service boundaries are beyond connections: optical fiber sensing technology is applied to scenarios such as fire and earthquake early warning, gas detection, water quality detection, etc.;
  • Network assurance: upgraded from telecom grade to industrial grade, and industrial digital upgrade is accelerated;
  • The network is more environmentally friendly: optical fiber transmission technology can reduce energy consumption by 90% compared with EXC, and full-optical access technology can reduce energy consumption by 80% compared with copper.

Taking numerous futuristic goals and climbing up to tech growth Stc and Huawei will boost their cooperation in certain areas. Which includes technology research, technology testing, commercial deployment, and publicity, including 50G PON, FTTR, 400G/800G, and ultra-high speed 1.2Tbps WDM, OXC, Alps-WDM, and form a joint team to innovate in the F5.5G field. It will fully support Stc’s fixed network construction.

Stc Infrastructure Design GM Hisham A.Alabdaly said:

“with the signing of the F5.5 MOU, Stc will better promote end-to-end innovation and commercialization of fixed networks and maintain a leading position in the fixed network industry.”

Richard Jin, President of Huawei’s Optical Business Product Line, said,

“Huawei will work with Stc to continuously make technological breakthroughs and product innovations on the road to F5.5G development, help Stc network continuously improve user experience and network operation efficiency, create greater business value, and support Saudi vision 2030.”

Simultaneously, Stc expressed its willingness to join ETSI/WBBA and other standards or industry organizations. Also, this is to provide value cases, technologies, and architectures for F5.5G standards, and enhance its industry influence.

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