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Zain Saudi Arabia picks Nokia Siemens to deliver 4G for Jeddah

Zain Saudi has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to build its LTE (4G) mobile broadband infrastructure and services vendor for Jeddah. As part of the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also manage Zain Saudi's 4G network in Jeddah, in addition to the operator's existing GSM and 3G networks in the city. Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its Single radio access network (RAN) platform, based on the Flexi Multiradio Base Station for 4G deployment and 3G network modernisation. Optimised backhaul will be provided by FlexiPacket Microwave platform.