202225 Nov

stc Kuwait and BICS complete live 5G standalone roaming connection


Mikaël Schachne, VP Telco Market at BICS, commented: “Until now, operators around the world have only been delivering 5G Non-standalone (NSA) roaming that routes traffic through 4G/LTE core. We are excited to have reached this stage through our partnership with stc and BICS, and now look ahead to rolling out the opportunities of 5G Standalone for the benefits of our customers and enterprises alike.” Eng. Fahad Al Ali, Chief Technology Officer at stu Kuwait, commented: "To have been a part of this breakthrough moment for 5G is something we are very proud of. stc’s mission has long been to enable digital transformation, and in establishing this first-ever 5G Standalone roaming connection we are leading the way - not just for Kuwait, but for the world. It’s going to bring stc customers exceptional connectivity at high-data speeds and offer them the same 4G and 5G data plans at no additional costs when abroad.” This success is the latest in a string of firsts for BICS as it continues to lead the way in 5G adoption.

Source: Electronicspecifier