STC introduces commercial 5G standalone infrastructure in Kuwait

Kuwait telecommunications company STC Kuwait has launched its commercial 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.

5G SA technology will allow 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.

According to a press release, “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.”