Ookla’s Speedtest website — known for measuring internet speed globally — has declared Zain KSA the fastest fixed internet in Saudi Arabia
The company was able to achieve this milestone through their rollout of the 5G network, the largest of its kind in the Middle East, Europe and Africa and the fourth largest in the world, and by investing heavily in the field.
Zain’s 5G service is available across 30 cities in the Kingdom.
Zain KSA CEO Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Deghaither said: “The award is international recognition of Zain KSA’s superb performance and for its novel operational strategy, as well as its contribution to strengthening the capabilities of the Saudi ICT sector and achieving its objectives in line with Saudi Vision 2030.”
He added: “Once again, Zain KSA has bagged a remarkable international achievement following a series of significant breakthroughs achieved within less than a year. These include winning the international Speedtest award for fastest fixed network in the Kingdom, and being ranked 18th among Saudi Arabia’s top 50 brands. Zain also rolled out the fourth largest 5G network in the world, and the largest in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.”
Al-Deghaither highlighted Zain KSA’s pioneering role in the ICT sector, which he said is in line with the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership. The ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 aims to advance digital transformation in the Kingdom by collaborating and cooperating with all the entities involved, more prominently the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Communications and Information Technology Commission.
The global test for measuring internet speed recognizes leading telecom providers in the world after evaluating them using Speed Score, which measures the networks’ download and upload speeds, after comparing millions of user-initiated tests on several platforms, making it one of the most trusted internet performance and speed tests.