Zain brings 5G to Saudi Arabia with Nokia

27.06.2019 klo 08:00 Zain brings 5G to Saudi Arabia with Nokia

Press Release

5G realizes digital transformation and growth of the country in support of Saudi
Arabia's Vision 2030

27 June 2019

Espoo, Finland - Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA), one of the world's first 5G
network operators, is bringing unprecedented change to the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia with the roll out of its 5G network using Nokia's end-to-end portfolio.
Under a three-year deal, thousands of 5G sites are being deployed bringing
faster speeds and higher quality across its networks to support a renaissance in
services for both the industrial sector and consumers.

As well as enhancing mobile broadband services in the Kingdom, the ultra-high
bandwidth and low-latency 5G network will enable new applications and services
for advanced industrial automation, improved education, healthcare,
entertainment, and more.

Eng. Sultan Abdulaziz AlDeghaither, CEO of Zain KSA, said:  "Zain Saudi is a
pioneer in introducing next-gen telecoms services and with this 5G deployment we
continue that tradition as we will launch a wide range of new applications and
services for our customers. We are confident that our long-term partner Nokia's
technologies and professional services will build a reliable and highly secure
5G network to revolutionize the way people live and work."

Amr K. El Leithy, head of the Middle East and Africa market at Nokia, said:  "We
are committed to transforming the service experience for Zain's customers and
enhancing industrial productivity by enabling extreme broadband services.This
contract, which includes 5G RAN, backhaul, security and services, demonstrates
the breadth of our full-portfolio strengths and depth of global expertise in
deploying these next-generation projects."

The deal introduces 5G using 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz, along with massive Multiple
Input Multiple Output (mMIMO) to deliver enhanced network capacity, coverage,
and improved downlink and uplink speeds. In addition, the deal will introduce E-
Band microwave in certain areas to allow for ultra-high-capacity backhaul

Nokia currently has 43 commercial 5G deals with operators around the world and
is involved in more than 100 5G-related customer engagements. As with Zain KSA,
many of Nokia's commercial deals involve radio access technology as well as
additional technology from Nokia's end-to-end portfolio - a sign that operators
are recognizing Nokia's unique position and capability as the right choice for
networks with long-term evolution in mind. Read about Nokia's 5G commercial

Overview of the solution for the 5G deployment:
  * Nokia AirScale radio platform to enhance efficiency and scale easily as
  * Nokia 5G Anyhaul: Nokia Wavence's E-band microwave radio with multi-
    frequency carrier aggregation will support multi-gigabit capacities and low-
    latency microwave transport
  * Nokia NetGuard Security Management solution to ensure a highly secure 5G
  * Nokia Services: Full turnkey services including covering network planning,
    integration, implementation, project management, logistics and technical

  * Web page: Nokia 5G

About Nokia
We create the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the
industry's only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services
and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications
service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as
well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network
portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Through our research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, we are
leading the world to adopt end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure
and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to
the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social
purpose, quality and integrity.  www.nokia.com

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