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Zain Bahrain Achieves 15% Energy Conservation with New 5G Solution

Zain Bahrain (BSE: ZAINBH), a telecommunications industry innovator in the Kingdom, continues making strides in sustainability through Ericsson 5G solutions to cut down energy consumption of Zain's 5G networks across the Kingdom.

Zain Bahrain has upgraded their network stations to the latest generation Massive MIMO radios, which have been developed with the goals of having industry-leading energy efficiency and the smallest size and weight possible while also improving the 5G network performance. Making Zain Bahrain the first to deploy this solution in the MMEA region.

Energy conservation comes as a key pillar at Zain Bahrain's environmental sustainability strategy, and in this case, the new solution has been proven to save up to 15% of power consumption which contributes to achieving a more sustainable business as it aligns with three of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production.

Amar Bu Ali, Network Access, IP, Cyber Security, and Building Services Manager at Zain Bahrain said: "The new simpler deployment with lower power consumption and better performance by Ericsson solutions is an important step in our strategy to make the transition to a clean energy future. Zain Bahrain is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint in its business operations, while building resilient networks and communities to deliver long term values."

Zain Bahrain has been committed to employing innovative sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental impacts of its operation. Using Ericsson's outdoor enclosures saved up to 60% of the consumed electricity, while also maintaining an improved and resilient network with wide coverage and high speeds, enabling Zain Bahrain to remain in a competitive leadership position in the Kingdom.

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