Nokia has revealed that stc has chosen its Digital Operations’ Orchestration software to manage the deployment of 5G slicing services in Saudi Arabia, catering to the diverse and specific network requirements of its customers. This agreement reinforces stc’s efforts to monetize its network effectively.
Part of Nokia’s Digital Operations Center, the Nokia Orchestration Center automates the creation and lifecycle management of 5G slicing on a large scale, enabling the provision of customized connectivity services for both enterprises and consumers. The implementation of intent-driven autonomous operations will significantly reduce the time required for end-to-end slice creation, from days to minutes, ensuring a highly reliable and programmable process.
This partnership is instrumental in advancing stc’s ‘DARE’ strategy, focusing on Digitization, Accelerating performance, Reinventing experience, and Expanding scale and scope.
Aligned with the TMF Open Digital Architecture (ODA), Nokia’s Orchestration Center at stc will offer a unified, multi-tenanted platform. This platform will facilitate customer onboarding, orchestrate the design and deployment of multi-vendor services, and meet business-specific Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
The implementation of Nokia’s Orchestration Center software at stc will cover various use cases, including the orchestration of slices and IP-VPNs.
Samar Mittal, Vice President of Cloud and Network Services (CNS) at Nokia MEA’s Global Business Center (GBC), expressed enthusiasm about expanding the partnership with stc. Mittal highlighted the significance of the agreement, enabling stc to leverage premium, automated network slicing services for exploring new 5G business opportunities. These services aim to deliver an enhanced and on-demand customer experience, meeting the requirements for scale and SLA fulfillment.
Anwar Al-Subhi, General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure at stc, emphasized the symbiotic relationship between providing new 5G slicing services and embracing technology openness. Al-Subhi expressed satisfaction with Nokia’s capabilities, which are poised to offer stc’s customers specific network experiences while providing the company with automation and operational efficiency benefits.