Zain KSA, Huawei join hands to offer mobile connectivity

Zain KSA, Huawei join hands to offer mobile connectivity
Updated 21 March 2015

Zain KSA, Huawei join hands to offer mobile connectivity

Zain KSA, Huawei join hands to offer mobile connectivity

Zain KSA together with Huawei, a major global ICT solutions provider, have announced the joint deployment of a world-first telecom network technology within the Kingdom that will improve mobile users’ experience through faster and more reliable service coverage.
The project utilizes Huawei’s cutting-edge LampSite solution to create the industry’s first in-building small cell commercial network that is compatible with multiple radio access technologies, including LTE, UMTS, and Wi-Fi.
Industry estimates state that about 90 percent of mobile data traffic is generated indoors, especially in hot spot environments like office buildings and shopping malls.
Zain KSA has continued to implement innovative technologies on its mobile network in order to satisfy the public’s demands for a ubiquitous high-speed mobile experience. As an important part of Zain KSA’s reload project, the latest LampSite deployment with Huawei is an important move in providing higher spectrum efficiency.
The first phase of the new deployment will include hot spot locations across Riyadh, including the City Center, Zain KSA headquarters, Network Operation Center (NOC) and Kingdom Tower. In trial tests of the technology during a busy afternoon period of 1 p.m., the trial showed that the new system can provide user speeds of up to 60Mbps at peak rate.
The Huawei LampSite solution is itself the industry’s first multi-mode, easy-to-install deep indoor coverage solution that provides telecom operators with flexible capacity expansions.
Zhou Yuefeng, president of small cells product line at Huawei, said: “We appreciate Zain's longstanding trust in Huawei technology and are confident that the latest LampSite solutions will help Zain to achieve an even greater return on investment of its high-speed mobile broadband network. This partnership will also serve to help Zain implement their shift to traffic-centered business operations, providing various value-added services and delivering an excellent service experience to Zain subscribers.”