STC Deploys Virtualized Packet Core to Support Smart Devices & IoT/M2M Traffic

STC Deploys Virtualized Packet Core to Support Smart Devices & IoT/M2M Traffic Image Credit: STC

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has selected Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC) to provide a universal mobile packet core to support all STC’s wireless services via a single solution. By implementing Cisco VPC, STC becomes the first service provider to deploy the most advanced and latest Cisco solution in the Middle East and North Africa, said Cisco.

According to Cisco, STC is leveraging Cisco's VPC solution to cater for the growing mobile traffic from smartphones and other portable devices, along with M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications by taking advantage of flexibility, efficiency, and scale of virtualized cloud services. VPC will allow STC to simplify and accelerate the process of adding new enterprise customers from all vertical sectors including healthcare, transportation, retail and banking; and launching new applications to market.

STC Mobile Network is transforming in order to address technology market transitions involving video, cloud, and security, all fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT), which is creating new opportunities for global service providers and their customers.

Eng. Nasser Al Nasser, SVP for Technology & Operations, STC
Cisco Virtualized Packet Core solution will give us the flexibility we need to launch new services quickly and seamlessly for our valued customers.

Eng. Rabah Zarzour, Client Executive, Service Provider Sales, Saudi Arabia, Cisco
As businesses evolve and the speed of change rapidly increases, communication and information will be crucial. That is why Cisco is committed to working closely with leading service providers like STC to deliver intelligent networks, new capabilities like cloud and greater bandwidth on integrated products, services, and software platforms. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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