Zain KSA launches 5G services in 20 cities

7 Oct 2019

Zain Group has announced that its subsidiary in Saudi Arabia has launched commercial 5G services, with the first phase of the rollout being implemented through a network of 2,000 towers that cover an area of more than 20 cities in the Kingdom. The company is planning a gradual expansion of the network to a total of 26 Saudi cities utilising 2,600 towers by the end of 2019. Commenting on the milestone, Zain Group CEO Bader Al Kharafi said: ‘5G will bring substantial change for the Kingdom’s telecom industry, creating new business models and unlocking opportunities for many sectors such as financial, ICT, agricultural, tourism, entertainment, automotive, health, education and public sectors, to name a few. The technology is also expected to contribute significantly to the country’s economy, creating thousands of new jobs.’

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