Saudi Arabia ranks 7th worldwide in Internet Speed and 5G Network Coverage

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha said that Saudi Arabia has ranked 7th in the world in the quality and speed of Internet and the quality of the network coverage of the 5G. 

The minister said that the Kingdom has succeeded, during pandemic, in responding to digital challenges, especially in the beginning days when the Cabinet decided to impose a total lockdown, he revealed while addressing the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference.

  • He pointed out that Saudi Arabia has the largest IT investments in the Middle East region through the partnership of Aramco and Google, stating: “Flexibility, the implementation and speed have returned today with the largest technical investments in the MENA region, with more than SR1 billion between Saudi Aramco and Google”.
  • He revealed that the Kingdom pumped billions into digital investments before and during the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in widening the opportunity of Internet coverage, expanding the coverage of 4G and 5G networks to top levels, as well as in creating opportunities for companies and jobs for Saudi youth in various fields of digitization.

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