AWTG Ltd. announced that it has signed an agreement with Zain KSA to develop multiple innovative B2B applications enabled by its pioneering 5G network, intended to serve Zain KSA’s business customers from the private sector. The agreement covers the development and integration of B2B applications for various 5G use cases.
The agreement between Zain and AWTG enables Zain KSA to monetise and explore possibilities of its 5G network with applications for immersive technologies, proximity-based services and AI-powered applications. These technologies enable services such as: smart shopping, smart tourism, smart education, smart retail, hololive, IoT, asset tracking, navigation and gamification. The collaboration combines the innovations from AWTG’s talented teams and Zain KSA’s highly successful roll-out of 5G network and applications, where its ultra-fast 5G network is ranked as the fourth largest globally and largest in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, as it currently covers 50 cities enabled by +4,700 towers.
Commenting on this new 5G milestone, Chief of Business and Wholesale Officer Eng. Saad A. Al-Sadhan said: “Our new 5G applications come in line with our digital transformation and 5G expansion strategy reiterating our role in serving the Kingdom’s society. Our mission from the start was to strengthen the 5G experience in the Kingdom onto two levels: horizontally, concerned with spreading the 5G network across the largest possible geographical scale, where our powerful implementation was recognized by global observers, including Global ICT research firm Analysis Mason. Vertically, through 5G applications and use cases that will unlock vast opportunities in numerous fields from AI to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that will benefit everyone, from gamers to businesses and government entities.”
AWTG’s CEO Abbey Alidoosti was quoted, “This collaborative agreement illustrates AWTG’ strength in innovation to assist operators in monetising their 5G network investments. Particularly, Zain KSA’s vision to deploy the best B2B applications and highest quality of services to cater to its growing enterprise customers, while similarly, providing them with the best customer experience journey.”
Notably, Opensignal announced in a recent report that Zain KSA won all three awards of the Saudi Arabia 5G User Experience report on: “Best 5G Download Speed,” “Best 5G Availability,” and “Best Download Speed Experience – 5G Users.”
The company was also recognized by Ookla which granted Zain KSA through its globally acclaimed Speedtest award, the Kingdom’s “fastest fixed Network” award for the year 2020. The company’s 5G network was also granted Telecom Review’s awards for “Best 5G User Growth,” “Best Infrastructure/5G Deployment,” and “Best Cloud Provider.”