Samsung Wins Saudi WiMax Deal

Mobily, Saudi Arabia's telecommunication company, introduces Middle East’s first WiMax Wave2 service using Samsung WiMax products

June 9, 2009

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SEOUL -- Mobily, the largest 3.75G mobile operator and wireless broadband provider in the Middle East and North Africa, and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading provider of telecom systems and mobile phones, are bringing the first WiMAX Wave2 service in the Middle East to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mobily has blazed the trail of wireless broadband in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with its customer-centric high speed packet access (HSPA)-based service available throughout the Kingdom with coverage in more than 220 cities, towns and areas.

Last year, Mobily formalized its acquisition of Bayanat Al-Oula, a leading Saudi data communication provider and with it continued the expansion of the latter’s WiMAX Wave1 network in the four major cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al Khobar.

Today, as part of that aggressive strategy of bringing wireless broadband services and rapidly increasing broadband penetration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mobily is expanding the WiMAX network of its subsidiary Bayanat Al Oula with WiMAX Wave2.

“We understand how anxiousness consumers and businesses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are to get fast and reasonably priced broadband service in a convenient manner,” said Khalid Al Kaf, Mobily’s managing director and Chief Executive Officer.

Etihad Etisalat Co. (Mobily)

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