RIYADH – Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leader in telecom and ICT services, has started its 5G wireless network service soft-launch. It intends to provide cutting edge Fixed Wireless Access services to Enterprise customers. ITC is the first operator in the Kingdom to launch a 5G SA (Stand-Alone) network. 5G SA (Stand-Alone) is the latest version of 5G, which works fully on a 5G core network without any legacy (4G or earlier) technologies used. Essentially, it is pure 5G end-to-end.
This comes as part of ITC's commitment to the digital transformation of industry verticals such as Oil and Gas, Education, Healthcare, IoT, Gaming, and Entertainment in the Kingdom. ITC has a wider deployment plan of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services across the Kingdom, delivered in stages, with various new services and applications.
“This new service is another milestone for ITC to address growing market demand in areas that lack fiber coverage and lead in a new generation of service offerings enabled by 5G.” said Eng. Osama Al-Dosary, CEO of ITC. He continues, “We appreciate the enablement CITC has given for this initiative, which are in line with the Kingdom’s digital transformation and increasing Internet coverage objectives, moving us closer towards the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.