STC is deploying Infinera’s ICE6 800G-capable technology on its submarine cable networks to enable new regional and international connectivity services and infrastructure development.
A major telecommunications and wholesale service provider in the Middle East, STC offers national and international services over all major international cable systems that pass through the region. This project will expand the operator’s global network using Infinera’s ICE6 800G-capable technology and GX Series Compact Modular Platform, increasing its capacity to ten times that of its original design.
The region is seeing a rapid increase in bandwidth demand, and this substantial increase in capacity will allow STC to meet this demand at greater reach, resulting in lower cost and power per bit and higher spectral efficiency.
“Infinera’s 800G submarine network solution will enable us to meet the exponential growth of international connectivity while improving reliability,” said Mohammed A. Alabbadi, STC’s Chief Wholesale Officer. “ICE6 will also enable the expansion and diversification of cloud services in the region and around the world, and this technology is ideal for our upcoming projects 2Africa and Saudi Vision Cable.”
“ICE6 provides STC with the greatest spectral efficiency and best overall economics, which will enable STC to deliver on critical projects in the region,” said Nick Walden, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Infinera.