Zain Group inks MoU with Huawei on 5.5G innovation

Zain Group inks MoU with Huawei on 5.5G innovation


Zain Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei to accelerate its migration from 4G to 5G including 5.5G innovation.

"Zain aims to provide a seamless converged experience for customers on 5G. Therefore, Huawei's network technologies will play a big part in user migration, 5.5G innovation, and intelligent network development fast-tracking the introduction of new digital services," said Nawaf Al-Gharabally, CTO of Zain Group.

"Zain Group will work closely with Huawei to provide the required technologies that enables us to further advance AI and digital solutions that could immensely benefit our customers across multiple markets."

Signed during the Mobile World Congress conference in March, in attendance was Nawaf AlGharabally, CTO of Zain Group; Mohammad AlMurshed, network director of Zain Group; Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei Wireless Product line; Rico Lin, president of Huawei Zain Group key account; Vanness You vice-president of Huawei Middle East marketing and solutions; as well as members of executive management teams from both companies.

"As a global ICT and network technologies provider, Huawei is committed to support Zain to achieve their strategy aimed at providing a seamless converged experience for customers," said Yang Chaobin, president of Huawei Wireless product line.

"In the past year, Zain ranked as number one in terms of 5G offload ratio and proved to be one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East.”

Under the scope of the MoU, Huawei will support Zain Group in optimising its network architecture to extend 5G capabilities to support IoT, ultra-reliable low latency communications, uplink centric broadband, real-time broadband communication, harmonised communication, and sensing.

In addition, the two will also work together to define autonomous driving network-level criteria and explore new use cases.

“In the future, 5G needs to support multi-dimensional services such as AR/VR, cloud gaming, passive IoT, autonomous driving, and so on," added Chaobin.

"Therefore, both parties will need to pursue even deeper collaboration. In addition, Huawei's autonomous driving network capabilities are supporting Zain improve network efficiency and serve society more efficiently."

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