Wednesday 27 January 2021
Zain KSA launches 1st 5G B2B leased line to enable Enterprises
The first operator to offer this service in the Kingdom
"Zain KSA" announced the launch of leased line telco services that are enabled by the 5G technology for the business sector, characterized mostly by their low cost and high efficiency and reliability, which is identical to the efficiency and reliability of fiber networks. Amongst the leased line features is the “dedicated access services” which telecom networks can be equipped with, to provide high-speed connections to areas where fiber networks are not available.
Businesses in today’s world have increasing dependency on internet and require a reliable and robust connectivity. A leased line or private line caters to these requirements by ensuring dedicated high-speed communication amongst teams. Apart from exclusive connectivity, a leased line is also able to meet service level requirements for critical end-use applications.
According to a recent survey in the Kingdom, 5G is able to meet the requirements of more than 80% of typical leased line enterprise customers with its high speeds, low latency and ultra-fast deployment. It will also enable the launch of new products for end customers at competitive rates which is instrumental for new digital growth areas in line with the Kingdom’s recent digital economic policies.
Commenting on this milestone, Chief of Business and Wholesale Officer at Zain KSA Eng. Saad A. AlSadhan said “Our new B2B milestone comes in line with our digital transformation and 5G expansion strategy reiterating our role in serving the Kingdom’s society in line with Saudi Vision 2030. Our mission from the start was to strengthen the 5G experience in the Kingdom into two levels: horizontally, concerned with spreading an ultra-fast 5G network across the largest geographical scale possible, where our powerful implementation was recognized by global observers for having the largest and fastest 5G network in the kingdom, the middle east, Europe, and Africa, as we currently cover 50 cities enabled by +4,700 towers. Vertically, through 5G B2B applications and use cases that will unlock vast opportunities in numerous fields of business from AI to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. This where the leased line milestone comes from, as it is the first step towards leveraging our pioneering 5G coverage to make meaningful contribution in the B2B arena. Overall, it’s a win-win situation for all stakeholders, whether it is operators who are getting a higher network reach, businesses who are improving their business operations, and end customers who are benefiting from an exceptional customer experience journey.”
Notably, Opensignal announced in a recent report that Zain KSA won all three awards of the Saudi Arabia 5G User Experience report on: “Best 5G Download Speed,” “Best 5G Availability,” and “Best Download Speed Experience - 5G Users.”
The company was also recognized by Ookla which granted Zain KSA through its globally acclaimed Speedtest award, the Kingdom’s “fastest fixed Network” award for the year 2020. The company’s 5G network was also granted Telecom Review’s awards for “Best 5G User Growth,” “Best Infrastructure/5G Deployment,” and “Best Cloud Provider.”