Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) announced it had completed the first 5G calls in the region on its network.
The company tested unprecedented speeds on its 5G network, successfully exceeding 1,000 Mbps, with various other tests being conducted to determine the average speed that a 5G network offers and ensure full technical readiness.
“This is one of the first 5G call experiences in the region, and one of the first in the world without using voice-call apps. We have managed to tap into unprecedented speeds via 5G technology, demonstrating once again the active role Zain KSA plays in the ICT sector,” said Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Deghaither, CEO of Zain KSA.
Zain KSA continues to work tirelessly to attain faster speeds and higher quality across its networks, the company added in a statement.
In January 2019, Zain KSA obtained new spectrum frequencies in the 2600 MHz and 3500 MHz bands in an auction facilitated by the CITC.