Wednesday 1 July 2020
Zain KSA wins Speedtest Award™ for Kingdom’s fastest fixed network Q1-Q2 2020
Zain KSA announces it has been recognized as possessing the fastest fixed network speed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by Ookla®, the company behind Speedtest®, the worldwide leader in internet testing and analysis. Over ten million tests are actively initiated by consumers each day across all Speedtest platforms, with nearly 20 billion completed to date. As a result, Ookla has the most comprehensive analytics on worldwide internet performance and accessibility.
Having compared millions of consumer-initiated tests across all Speedtest platforms, Speed ScoreTM incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance, with Zain KSA’s Fixed network ranking first in the Kingdom with respect to fixed network speeds.
This latest recognition adds to a growing list of successes related to the commercial launch of Zain KSA’s 5G network in October 2019, landing the position of the largest commercial launch in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa and 4th largest globally. Zain KSA’s expansion of 5G coverage has been continuing at significant pace since, with more than 30 cities now being covered by the technology through 2600 towers.
Commenting on the positive Speedtest results, Zain KSA’s CEO, Eng. Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Deghaither said, “This international recognition of our network’s capabilities is a confirmation of our ongoing investment and efforts to deliver the best products and services to our customers in the Kingdom. It is part of our heritage to seek to contribute to the development and upliftment of the Saudi economy and play an important role in helping achieve the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030.”
Al-Deghaither continued, “I would like to express my appreciation to all our technical staff who continue to work tirelessly to ensure the optimum performance of our network despite these unsettling times. I would also like to thank the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as well as the Communications and Information Technology Commission for their combined guidance and support in helping create the environment that allows Zain to provide quality services to the market that bolsters digital innovation and socio-economic growth.”
Zain KSA has itself been the focus of a number of recent awards having been identified as the 18th most valuable brand in Saudi Arabia and winning the CommsMEA award for Best Middle East Mobile Operator in 2019 and best 5G infrastructure by Telecom Review.