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Zain deploys second phase of its 5G network in Saudi Arabia

Zain KSA rolled out its first phase of 5G network in October 2019

Kuwait-based telecommunication giant Zain has deployed its second phase of the 5G network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, media reports said. The telco deployed its first phase of 5G network in the Kingdom in October 2019.

The recent developments are in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to support the comprehensive digital transformation of the Kingdom. Zain KSA plans to expand its reach in terms of 5G to every corner of the Kingdom.

In this regard, Abdulrahman Al Mufadda, Chief Technology Officer at Zain KSA told the media, “As we accelerate the rollout of 5G services in the country with new cities being covered, we want to ensure we deliver best-in-class experience in the location of our customers and to better serve them. As well as provide residents and citizens alike with tools for innovation and development that will benefit the diversification and the competitiveness of the national economy.”

It is also reported that in 2020, the telecommunications giant expanded its global network by 75 percent accommodating for significant data growth across its mobile and fixed network, driven by remote working, virtual education and meetings and the increasing use of digital solutions.

Zain B2B and Wholesale Director, Ali Mustafa told the media, “The pandemic has been dramatic in terms of human impact and lifestyle. However, we have been successful in rapidly expanding our international connectivity to meet the significant growth which has been supported by a solid infrastructure that Zain has in place. This has enabled us to deliver on our commitment to provide increased availability, reliability and state of the art service to our customers.”

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