Mobile Telecommunication Company Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia to develop the experience of its 5G technology across the Kingdom.
According to a press release from the mobile voice and data services operator, the MoU aims to carry out preliminary collaboration plans in the sustainable development of the infrastructure network by upgrading it with advanced 5G technology capabilities to roll out innovative solutions and services that can benefit businesses as well as individuals.
The MoU is part of Zain's strategy in striking strategic partnerships with global tech giants to enable it to unlock new opportunities and find new avenues of growth, said the operator.
Zain KSA’s Chief Technology Officer Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al-Mufadda commented: “Collaborating with Nokia provides us with a competitive advantage to maintain our leading position in the field of 5G technology in the Kingdom, and will enable us to enhance the user experience and to make progress in our plans to build a digitally-literate society.”
Mohammed Al-Keridy, Head of Zain KSA Customer Team at Nokia, stated: “Collaborating with Zain KSA to take the experience of 5G technology to the next levels will support Zain KSA to realise its vision in continuing to be a pioneering telecommunication and internet service provider by meeting its subscriber’s demands and maximising its shareholder value.”
Following on the heels of this announcement, Zain recently enhanced its 5G network by launching standalone 5G technology. The Company has over 5,000 towers in the country for 5G connectivity.