Saudi Arabia ranks fourth globally in terms of 5G technology: Saudi Ministry of Communications and Technology

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Based on findings shared by Dr. Ahmed al-Thinayyan, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister for Technology, Industry, and Digital capacities during a webinar launched by the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country was only behind the United States, South Korea, and China in its use of 5G technology.

The jump in the Kingdom’s global rankings was “a fact proven by the spread of optic-fibers benefiting over 3 million households, in the Kingdom, which is another indicator to the Kingdom’s robust and vivid digital infrastructure.” Statement from the Saudi Press Agency said.

Dr. Al-Thinayyan was also keen to point out that the kingdom now utilizes more than 7,000 5G towers.