Saudi mobile operators offer higher download speed in Q1 2019
Saudi mobile operators provided an average download speed of 32.2 Megabytes per second in Q1 2019, a rise of 12.2 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ), according to the Communications and Information Technology Commission’s (CITC) Meqyas quarterly report.
Saudi Telecom Co. (STC) delivered the highest average performance of 38 Megabytes per second, an 8 percent QoQ increase in Q1.
Zain Saudi and Mobily’s performance improved by 19 percent and 18 percent QoQ to an average speed of 29.4 and 30.7 Megabytes per second, respectively.
As for the quality of YouTube video streaming via mobile internet, streaming was in Full HD, with mixed performance among service providers.
The 4G services provided by Mobily recorded the highest Full HD quality of Youtube video streaming of 71 percent, followed by STC and Zain Saudi at 68 percent and 52 percent, respectively.
According to data compiled by Argaam, CICT launched in October 2017 Meqyas initiative to test the internet quality in the Kingdom.