Zain Kuwait achieves over 70 Gbps speed in 5G trial

2017-09-12 13:57:16 | Source:Telecompaper

Zain Group announced that it has successfully tested 5G technology, achieving maximum throughput speeds of over 70 Gbps over 2GHz spectrum, reports Telecompaper on September 11, 2017. The speed represents one of the highest-ever recorded in the region.
Bader Al-Kharafi, Group CEO said the ongoing testing programme will enable Zain to accelerate its mobile broadband network transformation to 5G, which will release the full potential of digitalization in society and enhance ICT industry collaboration on multiple fronts. Al-Kharafi said the 5G will be the catalyst for Zain achieving its transformation objectives and becoming a leading regional digital lifestyle operator. Al-Kharafi said the 5G technology will create enormous opportunities across all sectors, and not just ICT as it will make life easier for all our customers and create countless efficiencies to businesses.
This proof-of-concept testing has been implemented by Zain in Kuwait with a view to boosting existing 4.5G LTE network throughputs across several key Zain operations, leading to the provision of superior customer experience and unprecedented network speeds.

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