Zain Saudi Arabia Launches LTE-Advanced Network

Zain-Saudi-Arabia-Launches-LTE-Advanced-NetworkZain KSA, a leading operator in Saudi Arabia has launched commercial LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation network in two frequency bands (Band 1 and Band 3).

By launching an LTE-Advanced network in partnership with Huawei, Zain can offer superfast mobile speeds of up to 150 Mbps with high bandwidth and compatibility with its existing nationwide LTE network.

Heralded as the first of its kind in the world, the LTE-A network was developed by implementing Carrier Aggregation in two frequency bands (Band 1 and Band 3). The new network not only doubles its capacity but enhances the user speed upper limit from 75 Mbps to 150 Mbps in order to meet the growing levels of data usage from mobile subscribers in KSA.

In collaboration with its strategic partner Huawei, Zain has also set up the ‘Tech City’ project in Saudi Arabia to establish protocols to understand the best user experience, aiming to achieve the best voice quality, web and video experience in the Saudi market. The LTE-A CA solution is one of many technologies intending to significantly enhance the network efficiency and improve the user experience speed.

“The launch of our new LTE-A network in Saudi Arabia is another step of our commitment to offer the best and most innovative solutions to our customers. As market trends continue to move toward high speed mobile data and video communication along with the proliferation of social applications, bringing unprecedented challenges to mobile broadband networks,” said Hassan Kabbani, CEO, Zain KSA.

Ramadan Ding, CEO, Huawei Saudi Arabia said, “These technologies are increasingly viewed as enablers of continued economic and social development that support the government’s vision of a knowledge-based digital economy. Huawei will continue to offer our partnership providing the latest mobile broadband innovations to help improve Zain’s customer services.”

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