Manama, Bahrain, 13 January 2021: Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications operator in Bahrain, expedited its expansion plans during 2020 – a year that proved to be significantly exceptional in terms of service continuity for businesses and consumers.
During the year, the telecommunications giant expanded its global network by 75% accommodating for significant data growth across its mobile and fixed network, driven by remote working, virtual education & meetings and the increasing use of digital solutions.
Zain leveraged its global network spread across 16 countries with more than 30 points of presence and with interconnections in more than 13 tier one internet exchanges across the world, from Singapore to Europe and passing through the MENA region to the USA. In addition, to ensure the highest availability of its global network and to provide the lowest latency to its customers, Zain has spread its capacity across all submarine cables such as TGN, FLAG, GBI, EIG, IMEWE, GCCIA as well as all terrestrial cables in the region.
Further to rapidly expanding its global capacity, Zain has ensured to host multiple content delivery networks, such as Google, Facebook and Netflix in order to better serve its Bahrain Clients.
Zain B2B & Wholesale Director, Ali Mustafa, stated: “The pandemic has been dramatic in terms of human impact and lifestyle. However, we have been successful in rapidly expanding our international connectivity to meet the significant growth which has been supported by a solid infrastructure that Zain has in place. This has enabled us to deliver on our commitment to provide increased availability, reliability and state of the art service to our customers. During the pandemic, the Zain Global Network has demonstrated resilience by providing a diverse connectivity through utilization of all submarine and terrestrial cables, in addition to providing the lowest latency through its presence on multiple internet exchanges and points of presence across the world. Zain’s global capability is not only limited to Zain Bahrain’s customers, but is also extended to local ISPs supporting them in serving their customers and meeting the exponential growth in data traffic.”