Zain Bahrain claims 70Mbps download speeds for LTE

Bahrain's Zain Bahrain demonstrated the capabilities of LTE, claiming it "achieved the region's highest-ever data download speed of 70Mbps" along with "a minimum latency of 15 milliseconds--the [lowest] ever in any public LTE call."

The operator also said it showed off the Gulf region's first voice call over LTE technology in partnership with its vendor Nokia Siemens Networks. According to the Gulf Daily News, Zain's Seef headquarters showed off other applications such as multi-video streaming, high-resolution video conferencing and LTE phone mobility within an office environment.

"We are committed to mass-scale deployment of this advanced technology just six months after we announced the Middle East's first LTE contract with NSN," said Zain Bahrain's general manager Mohamed Zainalabedin.  

The operator also announced that is will upgrade its HSPA network's maximum download speeds to 14Mbps and improve coverage soon.

For more:
- see this TeleGeography article

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