Saudi Arabia: Zain Deploys Second Phase of 5G Network

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorTechnology
CountrySaudi Arabia

In line with Saudi Vision 2030 and in order to support the comprehensive digital transformation of the Kingdom, the plan for the spread and geographic expansion of Zain KSA’s 5G network aims to deliver the new 5G services to every corner in Saudi Arabia. Consequently, Zain KSA rolled out its 5G network in its first phase on Oct 2019, and was ranked first in its 5G rollout in the Kingdom, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, and fourth globally. It is also recognized by ICT government authorities as the number one operator for covering all Saudi’s administrative regions, having the largest 5G reach within governorates, and covering to date 50 cities enabled by more than 4,700 towers. This high level of commitment drove Zain KSA to select best of breed technologies. In order to optimize and roll-out its second phase of 5G network at a fast pace, where it selected Infovista, the leading provider of network planning, testing, performance and application control solutions for that mission. Leveraging crowdsourced dataset, including a large volume of social media data, for traffic map creation, Infovista radio planning solution helped Zain KSA reach an unmatched level of accuracy when it comes to precise planning for...read more...