STC is Saudi's Sheikh of speed
STC won both our Download and Upload Speed Experience awards. Mobily was snapping at the leader's heels in Download Speed Experience, with less than half a megabit separating the two. But STC's Upload Speed Experience score was over 20% faster than Mobily's.
Zain wins a close race for 4G Availability
Zain won our 4G Availability award with a score just over 80%. But both its rivals were within three percentage points of the leader, with STC scoring 78.7% and Mobily on 77.8% in our measurements.
Two operators tie with a Good Video Experience
STC and Mobily scored a draw in our Video Experience category with scores around 58 (out-of-100). These scores are ranked as Good in our Video Experience analysis, meaning streamed video exhibits some loading time before playback begins and some stalling, especially at higher resolutions.
Mobily comfortably wins Latency Experience
Mobily won our Latency Experience award with a score of 69.4 milliseconds — a clear 5ms better than its closest rival. Latency is becoming a more important metric in areas of mobile experience such as online gaming and video calling — meaning Saudi Arabia's operators should look to improve these scores.