Saudi Arabia’s leading telecom company Zain KSA has signed an agreement with Chinese multinational technology company Huawei to expand and develop its cloud and digital services infrastructure.
According to the statement, the alliance with Huawei is part of Zain KSA’s intention to improve its position as one of the Kingdom’s largest 5G providers and invest in industry modernization.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of the global future technologies event LEAP 2022. Zain KSA took part at the event in line with its goal to support the the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s (MCIT) efforts and initiatives by managing and coordinating the landmark event.
“Our journey in driving forward digital transformation in the Kingdom has been enabled by pairing investments in innovative technology with pioneering digital products and services. Today, Zain KSA plays a pivotal role in empowering a digital society and in pursuing the transition towards a digital economy, supporting the strategy of MCIT towards accelerating nationwide digital transformation. We will continue to focus on digital infrastructure investments, backed by our partnerships with global tech leaders, including Huawei, to achieve our objectives in promoting economic growth and sustainable development, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”
The company said that it continues to improve its wireless network, the foundation of its 5G target network infrastructure, and the first phase of its 5G non-standalone network. “Following will be the transition to the 5G standalone phase, which will boost the ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) application development and support the massive requirements of Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), to enable a new range of vertical services for industry digitalization,” as per the company.
Zain KSA offers a full suite of 5G-based solutions including Zain Drones and Zain Cloud, as well as a range of other services catering to individual and business users.
The telecom company was recognized as the best 5G in Riyadh and the fastest in downloading and uploading files by infrastructure and benchmarking specialist, umlaut. Zain KSA also ranks first in 5G coverage and speed in Riyadh, according to the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) report.