Zain KSA rolls out 5G services

27 Jun 2019

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) has launched 5G services in the Kingdom using Nokia’s end-to-end portfolio. The 5G network utilises spectrum in the 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands, along with Massive MIMO, to deliver enhanced network capacity, coverage, and improved downlink and uplink speeds. In addition, Zain will introduce E-Band microwave in certain areas to allow for ultra-high capacity backhaul networks. Under the three-year deal with Nokia, ‘thousands of 5G sites’ will be deployed going forward. Zain KSA’s CEO Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither said: ‘Zain Saudi is a pioneer in introducing next-generation telecoms services and with this 5G deployment we continue that tradition, as we will launch a wide range of new applications and services for our customers.’