Wednesday 27 February 2019
Zain KSA and Huawei Sign Agreements for 5G, IoT and Video Streaming Service.
Zain KSA has signed two new agreements with Huawei, the 1st one will see the pair collaborate on a strategy to accelerate Saudi Arabia’s emerging 5G and IoT ecosystems; a strategy that will draw from Zain KSA and Huawei’s experience in 5G and IoT development across the region. The 2nd agreement will lead the two parties towards implementing the ‘to Home’ video streaming service’ platform and infrastructure. This project will position Zain KSA as the first telecom operator in the Middle East to use Huawei's video cloud solutions to build their own video services. Both agreements were signed on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The use of cloud technology to launch the live broadcast service will bring tremendous benefits to the company's customers, while the video service will allow viewers to access the pre-built OSN content as well as on-demand TV, live streaming across multiple screens and multiple locations. It is worth noting that Huawei launched its video cloud solutions in 2018 to stimulate the shift of video channel distribution from Satellite to IP.
Commenting on the partnership, Eng. Sultan Bin AbdulAziz AlDeghaither, CEO of Zain KSA, said: "We are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations, and through our latest agreements with Huawei, we’ll continue to help lead communities and businesses forward through new connected experiences."
Mr. Dennis Zhang, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said: “We are delighted to partner with Zain to launch this innovative new service, and considering our leading position in 5G and IoT development, we are quite familiar with the opportunity presented at the Saudi ICT sector, and the reality of how transformative these technologies will be. We are also ecstatic to work closely with Zain KSA, the leading company in the Saudi market.”