Saudi Arabia witnesses expansion of 5G services

In its Q1 Meqyas report, the commission said STC and Zain topped the list of broadband services in Saudi Arabia

  
Young woman using smartphone against the iconic city skyline of Hong Kong by the promenade of Victoria Harbour at night, with the concept of 5G communications dissolved into light particles. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Young woman using smartphone against the iconic city skyline of Hong Kong by the promenade of Victoria Harbour at night, with the concept of 5G communications dissolved into light particles. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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RIYADH: The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) on Tuesday said the coverage of 5G services in the Kingdom has increased during the first quarter of 2021.

The commission said 5G services have been extended to 53 governorates of the Kingdom as compared to 51 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

In its Q1 Meqyas report, the commission said STC and Zain topped the list of broadband services in the Kingdom.

The two companies have deployed 5G services in 43 governorates, while Mobily’s 5G services are available in only 21 governorates. Meqyas, an initiative of the CITC, compares the speeds of service providers in the Kingdom for download, upload, and 5G, ranking the best performing operators in each region and covering the most commonly used applications and video games.

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