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Adding to its achievements on 5G and connectivity, Zain KSA has once again won Ookla’s Speedtest Award as ‘fastest fixed internet’ in Saudi Arabia for the first half of 2021. The telco operator has won for the third time in a row, reflecting its commitment to offering the best speeds through the region’s largest 5G network.

This recognition confirms Zain KSA’s major role in the Kingdom-wide digital transformation and the fulfillment of Saudi Vision 2030’s goals. More so, the company continues to have the largest 5G geographic coverage in the Kingdom. Known as the first in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa (MEA) and fourth globally, Zain KSA’s 5G network covers 50 cities via more than 4,700 towers.

Commenting on the award, chief technology officer at Zain KSA, Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Mufadda, said, “Zain KSA’s winning of the Speedtest Award for Fastest Fixed Internet in Saudi Arabia for the third time in a row reflects our commitment to offering the best customer experience, which is our ultimate goal and one that motivates us to focus on the quality and sustainability of the services we provide.”

During the first half of 2021, Zain KSA has recently stood out with the best 5G network and data performance in the capital, Riyadh, according to a report by umlaut. Zain KSA’s cutting-edge network led Riyadh to have the fastest 5G among other capitals of the world, with customers enjoying the highest upload and download speeds as well as the fastest YouTube video start time with excellent resolution. With at least a 98.8% rate, the reliability of Zain KSA’s 5G data service also showed an excellent performance.

“In parallel, we are delighted to be providing the best home internet service, which has seen unprecedented demand in light of the new reality, whether for work-from-home or for digital entertainment, particularly e-gaming. We are also proud that this elevated service level has also contributed to improving the Kingdom’s global competitiveness in digital services and the smart economy, in line with Saudi Vision 2030’s goals,” the CTO stated.

Additionally, in the Q1 2021 Meqyas report issued by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Zain KSA was first in delivering the best 5G services, ranking first in 5G deployment and recognized as the best performing operator in the mobile 5G average download speed.

Also, Opensignal has granted Zain KSA three awards namely “Best 5G Availability,” “Best 5G Download Speed,” and “Best Download Speed Experience - 5G Users” while CITC’s Q1 2021 Game Mode report records the telco operator with the top connectivity performance in most popular video games in the Kingdom — Fortnite, FIFA 21, APEX Legends, and Dota 2.

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