Zain Group has selected Huawei to accelerate the migration from 4G to 5G, while also including ‘5.5G’ innovation to enrich the customer experience across multiple markets. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) establishing the partnership was signed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Within the scope of the MoU, Huawei will support Zain Group to optimise 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. The two entities will also work together to define autonomous driving network-level criteria and explore new use cases. Nawaf Al-Gharabally, Zain Group CTO, said: ‘Zain aims to provide a seamless converged experience for customers on 5G and we will work closely with Huawei to provide the required technologies that enable us to further advance AI and digital solutions that could immensely benefit our customers across multiple markets.’

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