Topping the Game Mode report
Once again, Zain KSA ranks first in the Game Mode report issued by the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) for the first quarter of 2021, recording top connectivity performance in 4 of the most popular video games Fortnite, FIFA 21, APEX Legends, and Dota 2, and having the Kingdom’s fastest average response time achieved by its 5G mobile network.
According to the report which compares the response time of the Kingdom’s telecom service providers in the most popular video games, Zain KSA leads in Fortnite’s response time with an ideal latency of 18 ms. Zain KSA similarly outperformed the competition in FIFA 21 with an ideal latency of 13 ms which is 41% better than the results of other service providers. Additionally, in the games APEX Legends and Dota 2, Zain KSA scored the best ideal latency of 13 ms and 20 ms respectively.
With a record speed of 23 ms compared to the Kingdom’s overall average of 26 ms, Zain KSA also ranked highest in the average response time of 5G mobile networks in the Kingdom. It further came first in its other mobile network technologies’ average response time across 4 main areas: Riyadh, Jazan, Asir, and Al Madinah Al Munawwarah.
Commenting on the achievement, Zain KSA’s Chief of Communication Mr. Rayan bin Abdullah Al Turki stated, “There is no doubt that video game competitors are the group most eager for a fast internet service that can offer the best performance with the lowest response time (PING). As such, catering to the needs of our clients is what makes us proud with the outstanding results achieved thanks to the investments that Zain KSA has been injecting into the Kingdom’s telecommunications sector, promoting digital entertainment and enhancing its user experience. We reiterate our support for digital sports in the Kingdom and strive to maintain an advanced infrastructure for it. Furthermore, all such records and achievements serve to cement our position as a leading telecommunications solutions and internet service provider in the Kingdom and a main contributor to achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, elevating the quality of life and ensuring comprehensive digital transformation.”
Notably, as a leading force in the region’s digital sports, Zain KSA has already announced the launch of its trademark “Zain eSports.” And it has also, recently launched its platform GeForce NOW for cloud gaming exclusively on its 5G network in the Kingdom. The cloud gaming platform runs on PC several online video games available on the most popular video game stores without the need for any particular support devices, providing gamers with the opportunity to enjoy gaming on multiple devices, from anywhere.
Standing out on both local and global levels, Zain KSA adds this success to its long list of accomplishments, especially after Opensignal, the independent global standard for analysing consumer mobile experience, granted it three awards: “Best 5G Download Speed,” “Best Download Speed Experience – 5G User,” and “Best 5G Availability.” Further, Zain KSA won the SpeedTest award for the Kingdom’s “fastest fixed network,” granted by the global company Ookla in 2020.