Mobily (اتحاد اتصالات) is a Saudi telecommunications company and the commercial name for Etihad Etisalat Co. It is a pioneer in the Telecom & Information Technology sector in Saudi Arabia which launched its business on 25th May 2005. The company was awarded KSA's second GSM operating licence, breaking the monopoly held by STC over the previous decade. A publicly traded entity, the company's major stock holder and controlling entity is UAE-based Etisalat.
2G GSM was provided over 900 MHz, and 3G UMTS launched June 2006. The 3G network was upgraded to HSPA+ in January 2010 and later to DC-HSPA+. A UMTS900 (Band 8) service was implemented in 2010.
Mobily first launched 4G LTE services via its Bayanat brand in September 2011 over B38 (2600 MHz) TDD. B3 (1800 MHz) FDD LTE was commercially activated in January 2013, intially using a 5 MHz channel. The company implemented LTE-Advanced Pro, using 4X4 MIMO in August 2016. After securing an additional 2x5 MHz of 1800 MHz spectrum in June 2017, Mobily was able to increase its B3 channel width to increase network capacity and data rates.
Mobily 5G Strategy
Mobily have begun testing 5G in partnership with Ericsson, achieving data rates in excess of 1 Gbps.
Mobily have expressed the intention to deploy NB-IoT on its network. It is yet unclear what frequency will be used, Mobily lack low band spectrum and may elect to deploy the NB-IoT carrier in a 900 MHz GSM / UMTS guard band.
4G LTE Network Information
Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
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5G NR Network Information
Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.
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Six Month Historic
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