STL has announced key initiatives to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, Africa (MEA) region by forming new partnerships, setting up a centre of excellence and expanding its team.

The MEA region represents two sides of the global digitisation landscape. On one hand, advanced economies in the region are leading the way in 5G and smart living, and on the other hand, in Africa, around 0.84 billion people (out of 1.37 billion) still remain to be connected. A thriving digital economy can add $230 billion to the region’s annual GDP.

In line with its strategic focus on the MEA region and its purpose of transforming billions of lives through digital networks, STL has been strengthening its presence in MEA. The company had recently announced a $100 million order book that included multi-year, multi-million dollar deals. STL has set up a centre of excellence in Dubai, which will integrate research and development (R&D), product development and operations to cater to the unique needs of the region.

STL is enhancing its team strength to drive network build-outs in MEA by adding experienced members on board for MEA region. STL’s expansion efforts will be further driven by technology and market experts with deep domain expertise.

Commenting on development, Sandeep Girotra, head-global sales, STL, said, “STL is taking major strides in the region with its industry-leading solutions. We are engaging with leading telcos to build robust, future-ready, digital networks in the region. I welcome new members and am confident that their domain expertise will help us create unmatched value for our customers.”