Ericsson and STC Solutions, a subsidiary of the Saudi Telecom Company, have signed a sales channel partnership agreement to allow STCS to resell Ericsson hardware, software, post-warranty, and training across networks, digital services, managed services, as well as emerging business and technology business units to end users – including STC subsidiaries, such as VIVA Kuwait and VIVA Bahrain.
The announcement was made during the MWC19. STCS has cemented its position as a leader in Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector for enabling digital transformation to support government and private sector goals.
“The aim of our cooperation with Ericsson is to create significant value for Saudi society, businesses, and people, and to ensure that both consumer and industrial markets enjoy next-generation ICT applications and pioneering 5G services in line with Saudi Vision 2030,” said Jehad Al-Twairki, vice president of business solutions at STCS.
Ericsson and STCS have collaborated to develop digital infrastructure to capture value from new 5G use cases and widespread adoption of IoT, which forms an important milestone for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Rafiah Ibrahim, said: “Leveraging on our strong relationship with STC, this partnership agreement focuses on identifying key networks, digital services and IoT use cases. The result would be faster time-to-market for new service offerings and better customer engagement.”