5G is coming to Bahrain by the end of 2019

Zain Bahrain customers are about to get higher internet speeds

5G is coming to Bahrain by the end of 2019

Bahrain is set to get 5G internet services by the end of 2019, making the Kingdom one of the first countries in the world to offer it.

Zain Bahrain will use Ericsson to deploy the new radio network in the Kingdom over the coming few months.

Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, said, “We are pleased to see Zain Bahrain deploying the 5G network and its commitment in adopting the latest technologies and innovation which in turn reflects on the Kingdom’s drive for innovation and reinforces its position as a regional leader in the telecommunications and ICT sector.”

The technology will give Zain customers higher internet speeds, and it is hoped the technology will be used to develop virtual and augmented reality as well as the internet of things.

Shaikh Nasser bin Mohammed the chairman of Zain Board, added, “5G is expected to be the connectivity infrastructure that will foster the industrial and societal transformation.

“It is about a network infrastructure that is easy and can be used for all sorts of different and personalised usages.

“It could unlock the full capabilities of the latest technology trends and become an innovation platform and an opportunity for Zain Bahrain to provide specialized network services to a series of new industry partners: from the automotive, to health to energy sectors.”

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