Zain: 4G use in Saudi Arabia soars 1,400% during 2013

Zain KSA, the telecoms company in Saudi Arabia announced that the use of 4G/LTE exceeded the usage rates of 3G in measured areas during 2013. (File photo: Reuters)

Zain KSA revealed an increase in 4G/LTE usage rates during 2013 in main cities and counties around the Kingdom last year, exceeding rates of 3G usage in the same areas.

The company enhanced network capacity around the kingdom to meet the increased demands on 4G services due to widespread use of smartphones, routers and Mi-Fi devices operating on 4G technologies. Zain KSA’s 3G network witnessed an unprecedented 100 percent increase in data traffic, while its 4G network saw a 600 percent increase in data traffic and 1400 percent increase in active user rates compared to the same period in the year before that.

The company allocated complete work teams to raise service quality, and monitor and improve the network’s infrastructure.

During the last period, Zain KSA provided several new services for subscribers, which include establishing an advanced infrastructure for mobile networks covering more than 93 percent of populated areas in the Kingdom, including 600 cities and counties. In addition to developing data exchange technologies and speeds reaching 150 MBps. These developments come as part of the company’s mission to provide the latest technologies and reach its ultimate goal of winning the satisfaction of subscribers in all regions and counties around the Kingdom.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41