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stc announces AgileWAN with Nokia for managed SD-WAN service

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stc Bahrain has partnered with Nokia’s Nuage Networks to launch stc AgileWAN 2.0, providing customers secure and versatile connection to their network and central or cloud resources.

stc Bahrain has partnered with Nokia’s Nuage Networks to launch the stc AgileWAN 2.0 service, providing customers secure and versatile connection to their network and central or cloud resources.

The telco said that stc AgileWAN 2.0 provided enhanced security, optimised network performance and efficient management of applications, “thereby ensuring end-to-end visibility and control” for businesses of all sizes.

Eng. Nezar Banabeela, CEO, stc Bahrain, said: “In efforts to live up to our commitment by offering ICT managed services that will help business customers in enhancing and improving their experience, we are pleased to collaborate with Nokia Nuage Networks to offer the next-generation software defined network solutions.

“A remarkable milestone in investing towards Bahrain’s digital future, our stc AgileWAN service provides a greater flexibility and control of customers’ network operations, which allow businesses to focus on their core competencies while empowering them to move forward into the future,” he added.

Sunil Khandekar (pictured), CEO of Nuage Networks, a Nokia venture, added: “The Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution will enable stc Bahrain to better manage the network by providing a consolidated view of the entire network including branches, data centers and public cloud on a single dashboard. This not only helps in enhancing overall performance, but also significantly brings down the cost of network management. The solution allows stc Bahrain to use innovative features like automation, network segmentation and cloud connectivity to provide new-age digital services to their customers. This will allow stc Bahrain to play a crucial role in advancing the digital transformation of enterprises and organizations in the region.”

Earlier this year, stc Bahrain launched its 5G network with Huawei, creating the country’s biggest 5G network and offering enhanced mobile broadband and 5G home broadband services.

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