Motorola has announced that it has been selected by Zain Saudi Arabia to roll out the Kingdom’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The network deployment will commence in the second quarter of 2010, initially covering Riyadh. Motorola will provide end-to-end LTE solutions including radio access network (RAN) and evolved packet core (EPC) infrastructure, 4G devices, as well as network optimisation and integration services. Ismail Fikree, Zain Saudi Arabia COO, said: ‘We want to provide Zain subscribers in the Kingdom with the fastest high quality network that can accommodate real-time multimedia applications such as video conferencing, high definition (HD) content streaming, video blogging, or the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites. With LTE, Zain customers will be able to experience unparalleled mobile broadband experiences.’ The network will operate in the 2.6GHz frequency band, overlaying Zain’s 3G infrastructure.
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