Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei jointly announced the first trial of indoor 5G @3.5GHz in the Middle East and North Africa. This is the second indoor 5G test in the world.
On February 20th, STC launched the region’s first indoor 5G test via Huawei’s 5G product – the first multi-band indoor 5G solution that supports both 5G NR (New Radio) and 4G LTE. Through the 5G indoor solution, STC will provide its customers with a faster and better user experience, and ensure that they enjoy the latest services, from 4K/8K video streaming to AR/VR video game applications.
The indoor 5G trial includes verification of 5G technologies and air interface DL peak throughput. During the testing in Dammam, STC used 100MHz in the 3.5GHz band on the 5G network, and achieved a peak user downlink throughput of 1.3 Gbps.