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Zain Saudi Arabia Selects AIRCOM International for Improved Network Planning

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AIRCOM International Limited
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Press release date: December 29, 2013

Leatherhead, UK – AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation software and solutions provider, today announced that Zain Saudi Arabia (KSA), part of the Zain Group - a leading telecoms operator across the Middle East and Africa, has deployed several AIRCOM solutions in order to improve its network planning.

AIRCOM was chosen following a competitive RFP from which Zain KSA was looking for the ideal partner, with the relevant toolkit, to overcome the challenges associated with effective network planning. In addition, Zain KSA was looking for a trusted partner that could provide verification of the network upgrades made by its various network vendor partners.

The agreement includes the use of many of AIRCOM's market leading planning and optimisation tools, including ASSET, Capesso, CONNECT and I-VIEW Dimension. AIRCOM has also agreed to provide three years of maintenance and support to ensure that network planning continues to be conducted as effectively as possible, particularly as LTE is introduced.

"We are working on developing our core engineering and technology skills in the more strategic business areas that will allow us to provide greater differentiation in advanced products and services, and provide the Kingdom's premier customer experience," said Sultan AlDeghaither, Network Engineering Director at Zain KSA. "AIRCOM's experience and unparalleled understanding of network efficiency will ensure that the network upgrades that are being made by our various vendor partners are accurately planned and implemented."

"We're excited to be extending our working relationship with Zain KSA We are playing an important role in driving maximum operational efficiency for the operator and ensuring it delivers a differentiated service quality to its customers," said Alwyn Welch, CEO, AIRCOM International. "We're delighted to offer Zain KSA our robust planning tools and the support of our highly experienced and cooperative training and support teams."

ABOUT AIRCOM
AIRCOM is an independent provider of network planning, optimisation and management software and consultancy for mobile networks. Our products, all of which are now LTE capable, enable operators to regain visibility and control of their network, which in turn drives efficiency and profitability.

The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 155+ countries by over half the world's mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend on AIRCOM's tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 2 billion subscribers worldwide. Established in 1995, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within mobile networks.

As a provider of independent, multi-vendor, multi-technology consulting services, with over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial advisory, through planning, optimisation and operation, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.

With offices in 14 countries, we provide regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge and expertise. By looking ahead of the market, we develop the skills and tools, such as our small cell and SON offerings, that network operators need to remain competitive.

www.aircominternational.com

Contact for Press

Charlotte Abbott/Paul Nolan
CCgroup
T: +44-0-207-5357-208 / +44-0-118-920-7650
E: aircom@ccgrouppr.com
W: www.ccgrouppr.com

About Zain KSA:
Following a successful bid for the third mobile license in March 2007, Zain KSA commenced commercial operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in August 2008. Offering a wide array of advanced mobile voice and data services, and supported by a strong and appealing brand that has captured the heart and minds of the region, Zain KSA has established itself as a formidable operator covering over 90% of the Kingdom's populated area with national roaming agreements for the remaining areas. Most recently, Zain began upgrading its predominantly HSPA+ network and is today offering 4G LTE hi-speed internet broadband services in major cities across the Kingdom. Zain KSA is listed on the Tadawul (stock ticker code: 7030).

For more information, please visit: www.sa.zain.com
Follow Zain KSA at www.facebook.com/ZainSaudiarabia and on Twitter www.twitter.com/#!/ZainKSA.

Zain Press contact

Khalid Abdullah Mohammed
T: +966-59-241-1490
M: +966-59-244-1490
E: Khalid.Mohammed@sa.zain.com


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