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stc and Huawei jointly announce to establish a Cloud & Core Infrastructure Collaboration (CIC)

[Barcelona, Spain, March 7, 2023] stc Group, the leading operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Huawei Cloud Core Network product line signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a Cloud & Core Infrastructure Collaboration (CIC) at MWC23 in Barcelona. This signing marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between Cloud infrastructure team and Huawei Cloud Core Network team.

The CIC will serve as a platform for the development of new cloud & core technologies and solutions for Saudi Arabia. It will leverage the strengths of stc, Huawei, and other relevant parties to accelerate the traffic migration towards Telco Cloud, build an Autonomous Driving Network (ADN), and develop innovative solutions serving the needs of industry and consumers.


"We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Cloud & Core Infrastructure Collaboration, which will serve as a catalyst for collaboration in the telecommunications industry in Saudi Arabia," said Khaled Aldharrab. "We believe that the CIC will create a collaborative environment where we can work with our partners to develop telco cloud related new technologies and solutions that will help us deliver world-class telecommunications services to our customers."


Qiangli Qiu also expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We are committed to working closely with stc to help them achieve their goals of providing world-class telecommunications services for the people of Saudi Arabia. The establishment of the Cloud & Core Infrastructure Collaboration is a testament to our shared commitment to collaboration and excellence."


Huawei's Cloud Core Network is built on a cloud-native architecture that enables it to deliver superior performance, scalability, and agility. The company is committed to continuing its investment in research and development to drive the evolution of cloud and core networks.


The CIC is a significant step forward for both companies and for the telecommunications industry in Saudi Arabia. With the support of stc's cloud relevant departments and partners, the CIC will be able to convert ideas into tangible solutions that can bring real value to customers.


The MOU was signed by Khaled Aldharrab, stc Vice President of Technology Strategy & Architecture Sector, and Qiangli Qiu, COO of stc Global Key Account, Huawei.

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