BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– During MWC23 in Barcelona, Huawei and leading Saudi Arabian telecom operator Zain KSA signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (MoU) for the joint innovation project “5.5G City”. The MoU was signed during MWC23, which took place from February 27th to March 2nd in Barcelona.
Under the MOU, both parties will work together to drive technology innovation for the 5.5G evolution and expand scalable offerings for residential, enterprise and government customers. In addition, they will strengthen digital infrastructure and build a global 5.5G evolution pioneer network, which will be a powerful engine to achieve the national digitalization goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.
Zain KSA and Huawei will work together to drive technological innovation, improve user experience and develop new use cases. The collaboration includes the delivery of a seamless gigabit experience in both indoor and outdoor scenarios through large-scale deployment of MetaAAU and 5G carrier aggregation, as well as indoor digital solutions from LampSite. In addition, initiatives are being taken to improve the performance of massive MIMO networks and develop end-to-end autonomous network operation and optimization capabilities. Both parties will also work together to develop new use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) and private network solutions. Finally, the partnership will explore innovative collaborations in areas such as ultra-compact sites and green energy solutions, among others.
Zain Chief Technology Officer of KSA, Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Mufadda commented, “Our commitment to driving digital transformation in the Kingdom has been made possible by combining innovative technology investments with disruptive digital solutions in multiple areas including cloud computing, fintech, enterprise support and drone technologies. Zain KSA is committed to empowering a digital society and supporting the transition to a digital economy, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Kingdom’s digital transformation strategy. By partnering with global ICT leaders, including Huawei, we are committed to transforming Zain KSA’s end-to-end network through our joint innovation in 5G-Advanced technology and through the incubation of a series of vertical services for the digitization of the to improve the industry.”
Ritchie Peng, president of Huawei’s 5G product line, said: “We are committed to providing leading-edge products and solutions to operators and helping them build high-quality mobile networks through continuous technical innovation. We are excited to be collaborating with Zain KSA on this 5.5G City project and hope this collaboration will enable our innovative products and solutions to create business and social value. Our vision is to help Zain KSA build better 5G networks and, more importantly, a leading digital infrastructure.”
MWC Barcelona 2023 will take place from February 27th to March 2nd in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei will showcase its products and solutions at Booth 1H50, Fira Gran Via, Hall 1. Together with global operators, industry experts and thought leaders, we will dive into topics such as 5G business success, 5.5G opportunities, green development, digital transformation and our vision to lay the foundation for 5.5G with the GUIDE Business Blueprint and build on the success of 5G for even greater prosperity.
About Zain KSA:
Zain KSA is a leading telecommunications provider established in August 2008 as a public company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Taking into account its sophisticated infrastructure, the company managed to establish itself as a reliable telecom operator and digital service provider, whose services include telecom services, 5G networks, digital payment services, cloud computing, IoT solutions, fiber optic services, drones, and many others.
Zain KSA is committed to the continuous development of its network and services to achieve the best customer service experience for individuals, the private sector and government institutions in line with the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the digital transformation in the Kingdom of Arabia, which is the for provide the services required for an intelligent society and a better quality of life.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have 197,000 employees, operate in more than 170 countries and regions, and serve more than three billion people around the world.
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