Kuwait telecommunications company STC Kuwait has announced the commercial launch of its 5G Stand Alone (5G SA) services.
The operator has also claimed the widest scale 5G deployment coverage on sub-3GHz and 2.1GHz bands amongst mobile service providers in the MENA region. Besides these two achievements, STC said it enhanced its infrastructure with the deployment of a new Business Support System.
In a statement released by the Company, STC indicated that it has been progressing with major 5G SA developments to advance its 5G network architecture, enabling the radical transformation of the telecom industry into an as-a-Service model in line with Kuwait’s 2035 vision.
5G SA technology will enable STC's subscribers to enjoy higher uplink bandwidth, especially catering to specialized use scenarios, such as enterprise applications where uplink throughput is equally important as downlink, it said.
"Additionally, the technology will lower user-traffic latency to address key issues related to interruptions in the gaming experience, while kicking off-market interest in new rich forms of gaming technology like Virtual Reality (VR). 5G SA will also feature higher levels of security that utilize the best industry know-how to provide robustness to telecom networks," the press release pointed out.
Further empowering Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) deployment, 5G SA will enable STC to become not only Cloud Native, but Edge Native as well, it said.