Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Huawei announced the first trial of indoor 5G in the 3.5GHz band in the Middle East and North Africa and the second in the world. On 20 February, STC launched the region’s first indoor 5G test with Huawei’s multi-band indoor 5G CPE, which supports both 5G New Radio and 4G LTE.
With the Huawei device, 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 company said. The indoor 5G trial includes verification of 5G technologies and air interface download 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.