Among this group of nations, Saudi Arabia, with its extensive land area within the GCC, distinguishes itself by achieving a remarkable 5G availability rate of 22%, showcasing substantial advancements in mobile network infrastructure. Meanwhile, Qatar has emerged as the frontrunner in 5G download speed, achieving an impressive 20.8% boost.
Examination of the GCC markets in the EMEA region reveals that they feature some of the highest 5G speeds. Consistently, these markets maintain an average 5G download speed that exceeds 200 Mbps.
With substantial improvements in overall download speed experience over the past year, Qatar recorded the highest increase at 24.3%, with Saudi Arabia also experiencing a notable 13.6% rise.
In further comprehensive analysis, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar have emerged as standout high performers for 5G users on the latest generation network. Moreover, the UAE and Qatar lead the table in overall availability, with users connected to 3G, 4G or 5G signals 98.9% of the time.
These remarkable advancements in mobile network experience solidify the GCC's position as a global leader in telecommunications, underscoring the commitment of regional operators to delivering world-class connectivity to their users.