Communications Authority: 5G services reached 53 governorates in the Kingdom


The Communications and Information Technology Commission announced an increase in the penetration of fifth generation services in the Kingdom during the first quarter of 2021, bringing the total governorates covered by the fifth generation coverage to 53 governorates in various regions of the Kingdom, compared to 51 governorates during the fourth quarter of 2020.

In its quarterly report, “Meqas” for indicators of internet speed and speed of access to digital content in the Kingdom, the authority revealed that “STC” and “Zain” company topped the list of the penetration of fifth generation services in the Kingdom; The two companies deployed 5G services in 43 governorates, while Mobily deployed 5G services in 21 governorates.

The report issued by the Communications Commission at the end of the first quarter of 2021 monitored the registration of fifth-generation mobile download speeds in the Kingdom for an average speed of 322.42 Mbps, and Zain recorded the highest average download speed of the mobile Internet for the fifth generation service at a speed of up to 350.47 Mbps, STC came in second place with an average speed of 348.33, and Mobily came in third place with an average download speed of 231.83 Mbps.

The Meqyas report also revealed that Zain Company topped the performance of telecom service providers in deploying fifth generation services in all regions of the Kingdom, except for the Makkah Al Mukarramah region, where Mobily recorded the best performance in deploying fifth generation services during the first quarter of 2021.

The Meqyas report comes within the framework of the Communications Commission’s work to enhance competition among operators to provide the best services to users. By raising the level of transparency in the market by publishing the results of data and indicators, and enabling investors and those interested to view the indicators of market performance in the Kingdom.

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