Zain Saudi Arabia signs LTE Roaming agreement with Telenor

Zain Saudi Arabia and Telenor announced the signing of an LTE Roaming Exchange agreement, which will enable Zain subscribers to enjoy industry-leading 4G roaming coverage. Through Telenor, Zain can reach more than 420 LTE Mobile networks including Telenor’s 13 Mobile Operators around the world.

As part of the agreement, Zain customers’ 4G experience will continue while traveling abroad. Some of the countries Telenor operates in include key tourism destinations across Europe and Asia.

Commenting on this, Saad Al-Sadhan Wholesale Senior Director at Zain Saudi Arabia says, “Providing an integrated experience is one of the main pillars of our transformation strategies. As part of that, we are working alongside the biggest operators globally to provide industry-leading 4G roaming and international voice services to our subscribers.”

“With their experience and ability to rapidly deploy high-quality services, Telenor is one of our key partners, and we are looking forward to furthering our cooperation”, Al-Sadhan concludes.

“The partnership with Zain allows all subscribers of both companies and our direct peering partners to roam in each other’s networks with superior quality. They are now able to access the same high speed services abroad when roaming as they do at home”, says Wansit Jeremy Saiyawan, Chief Sales Officer of Global Wholesale in Telenor. “We are delighted to have strengthened the partnership with Zain Saudi Arabia. Our focus areas going forward are VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling. We are looking forward to explore these services’ potential together with Zain.”

About Zain Saudi Arabia

Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia (Zain) is the third mobile operator entrant in Saudi Arabia, having commenced commercial operations in August 2008, flowing an Initial Public Offering in February 2008. In September 2011 Zain KSA was the first operator in the Middle East to commercially launch the 4G/LTE network.
Today, Zain KSA serves more than 10 million customers and has extended its network coverage to 94% of the population via more than 7,917 cell sites. Through its state-of-the-art 4G LTE network, and its 9,000 point of sales, the ever-evolving operator is attracting thousands of new voice and data customers daily.

Through constant development of the telecommunications infrastructure and proactive marketing initiatives, Zain KSA is committed to offer the most innovative customer experience. With more than 2,800 energetic and inspired majority-Saudi workforce, the company is committed to employing high caliber people as well as nurturing the finest Saudi talent. In 1st of October 2016, a High order was issued to extend Zain’s license by 15 additional years (to 2047), and to grant the Company with a unified license to provide all telecommunication services including, for the first time, fixed services.

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About Telenor
Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with more than 214 million mobile subscribers and mobile operations in 13 markets worldwide.

Telenor is a quality-focused international mobile carrier in international roaming, voice, roaming connect solutions and connectivity services such as LTE Roaming Exchange, GSM Roaming Signaling, GRX, SMS P2P and A2P. Our services are delivered and produced over our high quality IPX Compliant MPLS/IP Network. More than 20 years of experience and focus on Quality of Service allows us to be a market leader in delivering high quality services at competitive rates to 300+ mobile and fixed operators globally, including international services to Telenor’s 13 mobile markets.

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