Mobily 1st in download Speeds during Hajj Season according to Speed Checker
Mobily succeeded in doubling the average download speed during Hajj, to provide advanced infrastructure within Mashaaer and Holy Central Areas in Makkah and Al Madina.
Mobily overtook the Kingdom’s ICT companies during Hajj 1440 in terms of download speeds, according to a Speed Checker report.
The report analyzed cellular data collected from over 50,000 speed tests taken between 8-15 August 2019; results showed a boost in download speeds over 70% compared to last year, placing Mobily atop the list.
The speed Checker website pointed out that Mobily's partnership with Ericsson significantly contributed to this achievement. The Mobily-Ericsson partnership is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and its objectives to enhance the ICT sector to raise the level of services provided to customers.
“These results underscore the company's commitment to provide high-quality and secured internet in accordance with the government direction to enable pilgrims and worshippers to perform their rituals smoothly,” Alaa Malki, Chief Technology Officer at Mobily.
Malki stressed on Mobily’s insistence on the highest standards when building its infrastructure, noting that the company's research at the end of each Hajj season has contributed to raising its national cadres' experience in this regard. This Hajj season Mobily added more than 1,070 towers and covered the train network to facilitate telecommunications. Additionally, it readied 68 maintenance and operation centers as well as 950 maintenance and operation teams.
Mobily has carried out various infrastructure development projects within Mashaaer and AlHaram Central Area, increasing the capacity of the total frequency spectrum by 159%, thus increasing the load rate by almost double that of the previous season; the fiber optic network played a pivotal role in connecting Mobily's fixed and mobile towers, including Jamarat Bridge which facilitated smooth flow of international and internal calls/data traffic without bottlenecks.
Mobily also launched its 5G network during this Hajj season in AlHaram Central Area, Mashaaer and AlMadina AlMunawara, where internet speeds exceeded 1 Gbps.