CITC Unveils Gaming Performance of Saudi Arabia’s Telecom Service Providers


The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released its Q2 2021 ‘Gaming Mode’ report, which ranks Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications service providers based on their performance in terms of video games.

According to this quarter’s Gaming Mode Report, Zain and STC ranked number one in quarterly performance in most video games. In four of the five matches in Saudi Arabia, Zain and STC outperformed Mobily and Salam (ITC previously) with reduced latency: Fortnite, FIFA 21, Apex Legends and Dota 2. Zain and STC achieved an average reaction time of 12 milliseconds. in Fortnite. . This compares favorably with Mobily and Salam at 24 milliseconds.

The game mode also put the FIFA soccer video game to the test, and Zain and STC finished tied for first among operators with an average response time of 13 milliseconds, followed by Mobily at 23 milliseconds and Salam. at 24 milliseconds.

As for the DOTA 2 online game, Zain tops the list with 20 milliseconds, and STC follows closely behind with 23 milliseconds, while Salam scored 25 milliseconds and Mobily came in last with 31 milliseconds.

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The report is part of CITC’s framework to promote healthy competition among telecom providers to provide the best experience for gamers, increase market transparency, and provide vital data and insights on the performance of the industry. investors and the general public.

The Q2 2021 Gaming Mode Report also unveils valuable insight into the overall latency performance of carriers in fixed, mobile and 5G networks.

What is the game mode initiative?

CITC publishes quarterly report as part of its game mode initiative, launched by the commission to support the video game industry in Saudi Arabia by improving the quality of the user experience of video games, and launching stimulus initiatives focused on the development of this sector.

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